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William Wordsworth quotes (33)

We must be free or die who speak the tongue That Shakespeare spake the faith and morals hold Which Milton held.
William Wordsworth   Category: Engineer

And he is oft the wisest man Who is not wise at all.
William Wordsworth   Category: Wise

We feel that we are greater than we know.
William Wordsworth   Category: Convince

Sweet childish days that were as long As twenty days are now.
William Wordsworth   Category: Children

Knowing that Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth   Category: Betrayal

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So it was when my life began; So it is now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old Or let me die! The Child is Father of the Man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety
William Wordsworth   Category: Sky

Faith is a passionate intuition.
William Wordsworth   Category: Faith

The good die first And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust Burn to the socket.
William Wordsworth   Category: Death

The music in my heart I bore Long after it was heard no more.
William Wordsworth   Category: Heart

A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident to-morrows.
William Wordsworth   Category: Tomorrow

Action is transitorya step a blow; The motion of a muscle this way or that.
William Wordsworth   Category: Action

A creature not too bright or good For human natures daily food; For transient sorrows simple wiles Praise blame love kisses tears and smiles.
William Wordsworth   Category: Woe

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most it is the honest man who doesnt know what he is doing.
William Wordsworth   Category: Business

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high oer vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd A host of golden daffodils.
William Wordsworth   Category: Flower

The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion; the tall rock The mountain and the deep and gloomy wood An appetite; a feeling and a love that had no need of a remoter charm by thought supplied nor any interest Unborrowed from the eye.
William Wordsworth   Category: Unsorted

Truths that wake To perish never.
William Wordsworth   Category: Truth

Great God! I d rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn So might I standing on this pleasant lea Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
William Wordsworth   Category: Pagan

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
William Wordsworth   Category: Art

A few strong instincts and a few plain rules.
William Wordsworth   Category: Intuition

The Eagle he was lord above And Rob was lord below.
William Wordsworth   Category: Bird

Come forth into the light of things Let Nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth   Category: Nature

There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.
William Wordsworth   Category: Society

But who would force the soul tilts with a straw Against a champion cased in adamant.
William Wordsworth   Category: Soul

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar
William Wordsworth   Category: Wisdom

There is a comfort in the strength of love: 'Twill make a thing endurable which else Would overset the brain or break the heart.
William Wordsworth   Category: Love

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
William Wordsworth   Category: Pleasant

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
William Wordsworth   Category: Spontaneous

That best portion of a good mans life His little nameless unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth   Category: Good

Ah what a warning for a thoughtless man Could field or grove could any spot of earth Show to his eye an image of the pangs Which it hath witnessedrender back an echo Of the sad steps by which it hath been trod!
William Wordsworth   Category: History

Dreams books are each a world; and books we know Are a substantial world both pure and good. Round these with tendrils strong as flesh and blood Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
William Wordsworth   Category: Book

There was a time when meadow grove and stream The earth and every common sight To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore: - Turn wheresoeer I may By night or day The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
William Wordsworth   Category: Dream

The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.
William Wordsworth   Category: Poetry

Whom neither shape of danger can dismay Nor thought of tender happiness betray.
William Wordsworth   Category: Danger