Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, which was then a part of Massachusetts. He studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854, to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former Revolutionary War headquarters of George Washington. His first wife Mary Potter died in 1835, after a miscarriage. His second wife Frances Appleton died... More

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Society

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Men of genius are often dull and inert in society as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Art #Nature

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Art #Work

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Art

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Resolve and thou art free.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Best #Nature

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Change

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow All things must change to something new, to something strange.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Education #Learning #Love

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Failure #Success

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Freedom

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Freedom #Power

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow People demand freedom only when they have no power.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Great #Men

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Great #Success

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Intelligence

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Learning

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Music

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Nature

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Age

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Dreams

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #History

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Music

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Sad

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Strength

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Strength

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Sympathy

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #Time

Photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.