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Famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

Listed in: Inspirational Quotes

On Love:

The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.

On Life:

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
(From: A Psalm Of Life)

The Battle of our Life is briet
The alarm,–the struggle,–the relief,
Then sleep we side by side.
(From: The Goblet Of Life)

The tree of life has been shaken,
And but few of us linger now,
Like the prophets two or three berries
In the top of the uppermost bough.
(From: The Meeting)

Life is real life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.

The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone.

Life is real Life is earnest And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.

On Death:

Life is real Life is earnest And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.

On Success:

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.

On Perseverance:

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.

On God:

Man is unjust, but God is just and finally justice Triumphs.

On Religion:

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning – an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the distance we have run, but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.