Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

Who the Heck is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?

American poet known for Paul Revere's Ride and marrying Mary Potter who probably inspired J.K. Rowling when she was looking for a name for the main character in her novels about a nerdy wizard...

Born February 27, 1807
Died March 24, 1882

Best 12 Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”

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 hostility.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Perserverance 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

“The human voice is the organ of the soul.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"In the Harbor" Quotes

“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