Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.

Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Silence and solitude, the soul’s best friends.

Success is not something to wait for, it is something to work for.

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.

The great tragedy of the average man is that he goes to his grave with his music still in him.

Men are four;
He who knows and knows not that he knows. He is asleep; wake him.
He who knows not and knows not that he knows not. He is a fool; shun him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not. He is a child; teach him.
He who knows and knows that he knows. He is a king; follow him.
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.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.

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.

Give what you have. To some one, it may be better than you dare to think.

The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.

If we love one another, nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen.

Stay, stay at home, my heart and rest; Home-keeping hearts are the happiest, For those that wander they know not where Are full of trouble and full of care; To stay at home is best.

The soul…is audible, not visible.

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.

Enthusiasm begets enthusiasm.

Youth comes but once a life time. Perhaps, but it remains strong in many for their entire lives.

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.

Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.