Quotations by Author

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 hostilities.

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

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 human voice is the organ of the soul.

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, spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

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!