For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:701) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow contentment
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:908) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow sadness
A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:969) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow heart hurt
I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heartQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:683) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow life poetry
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:559) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:850) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The heart, like the mind, has a memory.
And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.
It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:639) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:546) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:740) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow art nature mother
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:414) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:718) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicityQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-18 (visit:619) - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Favorite Poems
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 The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.
Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns when her dress caught fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.
Longfellow wrote predominantly lyric poems, known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.