55 Motivational Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes For Success

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 Fireside Poets from New England. These Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes will inspire you in life.

Famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

  1. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. “For, after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. “The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
    And all the sweet serenity of books” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Good Poems for Hard Times
  5. “Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. “Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
    Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
  7. “Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
    Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
    Thy fate is the common fate of all,
    Into each life some rain must fall” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ballads and Other Poems
  8. “Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  9. “There are things of which I may not speak;
    There are dreams that cannot die;
    There are thoughts that make the strong heart weak,
    And bring a pallor into the cheek,
    And a mist before the eye.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. “There are moments in life when the heart is so full of emotion
    that if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble
    Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret,
    Spilled on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  12. “Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves
    that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  13. “Glorious indeed is the world of God around us, but more glorious the world of God within us.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  14. “Love gives itself; it is not bought.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. “Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. “In the long run men hit only what they aim at.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  17. “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  18. “Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  19. “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, The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  20. “Stay, stay at home, my heart and rest;
    Home-keeping hearts are happiest.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  21. “Let us, then be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Longfellow’s Poems
  22. “The leaves of memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  23. “Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  24. “The human voice is the organ of the soul.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  25. “We are all architects of faith, ever living in these walls of time.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  26. “Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
    Is our destined end or way;
    But to act, that each tomorrow
    Find us farther than today.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  27. “A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
    And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  28. “Art is long, and Time is fleeting.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Voices of the Night
  29. “It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  30. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  31. “Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish
  32. “The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  33. “She floats upon the river of his thoughts.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  34. “For his heart was in his work, and the heart Giveth grace unto every art.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hiawatha: The Story and Song
  35. “A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  36. 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

  37. “My soul is full of longing
    for the secret of the sea,
    and the heart of the great ocean
    sends a thrilling pulse through me.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  38. “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 and with a manly heart.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  39. “In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems
  40. “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, The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes about life
  41. “The heart, like the mind, has a memory.
    And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  42. “It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  43. “Great is the art of beginning.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  44. “I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  45. “Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  46. “I heard the bells on Christmas Day
    Their old, familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet
    The words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  47. “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  48. “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it;
    Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, In the Harbor
  49. “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  50. “Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  51. “Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  52. Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  53. “Nothing is or can be accidental with God.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  54. “It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  55. “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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