Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotations

-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.

-Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody up.

-To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one’s judgment of others.

-We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

-The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.

-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.

-Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.

-Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow