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10
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Outre-mer, 1835)
9
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hyperion, 1839)
8
For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863 - 1874)
7
Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Spanish Student, 1842)
6
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 (Hyperion, 1839)
5
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (A Psalm of Life, 1839)
4
Love gives itself, but is not bought.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Endymion)
3
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Hyperion, 1839)
2
The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Nun of Nidaros)
1
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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline, 1847)
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Bio

Born: February 27, 1807
Died: March 24, 1882

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator. He was quite popular during his time and is greatly esteemed to this day.

Notable Works

Hyperion (1839)
Evangeline (1847)
Kavangh (1849)
The Song of Hiawatha (1855)
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