Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) was an American poet, educator, and translator. He grew up in the thriving coastal city of Portland, Maine, spending much of his summers at his grandfather’s farm. His first poem was published in the Portland Gazette in 1820. Two years later, at the age of fifteen, he enrolled at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Before graduating in 1825, he published nearly 40 poems in various newspapers and magazines. Following three years of travel through Europe, he returned to Bowdoin College to work as a professor. He was later employed at Harvard for several years before retiring in 1854. Paul Revere’s Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline, are just three of a vast number of well-known poems written by Longfellow.
Quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…
No one is so accursed by fate, no one is so utterly desolate, but some heart, though unknown, responds unto his own.
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.
To be strong is to be happy.
Great men stand like solitary towers in the city of God, and secret passages, running deep beneath external nature, give their thoughts intercourse with higher intelligences, which strengthens and consoles them, and of which the laborers on the surface do not even dream.
So Nature deals with us, and takes away our playthings one by one, and by the hand leads us to rest.
Who dares to say that he alone has found the truth?
Patience is powerful.