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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
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A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
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Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
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He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
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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.
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It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.
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Joy, temperance, and repose,
Slam the door on the doctor's nose.
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Learn to labour and to wait.
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Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.
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Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.
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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.
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Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted,
If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning
Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment;
That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.
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The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
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We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'Morituri Salutamus,' 1875
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Driftwood; Table Talk, 1857
To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion, 1839

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