Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882), U.S. poet. Kavanagh, bk. 1, ch. 13 (1849).

One of the meditations of Mr. Churchill, inscribed on his pulpit.
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