Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes

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... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching ...
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!--
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Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
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Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
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In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
He is the poet of the dawn, who wrote
The Canterbury Tales and his old age
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And so we plough along, as the fly said to the ox.
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth He sleep;
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I heard the bells, on Christmas Day,
Their old, familiar carols play,
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