Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

United States
27 Feb 1807 // 24 Mar 1882


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Music is the universal language of mankind.

He has singed the beard of the king of Spain.

The Dutch Picture
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
No tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.

Sunrise on the Hills
All things come round to him who will but wait.

Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Student's Tale
Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.

Into a world unknown, - the corner-stone of a nation!

The Courtship of Miles Standish
In this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.

Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.

The Light of Stars
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."