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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



    It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

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    The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

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    The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

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    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

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    Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

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    I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.

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    A coquette is a young lady of more beauty than sense, more accomplishments than learning, more charms not person than graces of mind, more admirers than friends, mole fools than wise men for attendants

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    The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature /were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.

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    Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

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    There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

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    When one is truly in love, one not only says it, but shows it.

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    Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

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    Love gives itself; it is not bought

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    Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.

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

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    The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.

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