Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.
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.
The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
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.
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
People demand freedom only when they have no power.
Talk not of wasted affection - affection never was wasted.
They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer.
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.
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
All things must change to something new, to something strange.
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.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
The human voice is the organ of the soul.
Into each life some rain must fall.
Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.
Love gives itself; it is not bought.
The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.