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William Wordsworth Quotes and Sayings

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Faith is a passionate intuition.
- William Wordsworth

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The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

 

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

Come forth into the light of things,
let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
- William Wordsworth

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

What we need is not the will to believe,
but the wish to find out.
- William Wordsworth

What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.
- William Wordsworth

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,
And shares the nature of infinity.
- William Wordsworth

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
- William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness,
but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
- William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; And,
as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
- William Wordsworth

To begin, begin.
- William Wordsworth

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
- William Wordsworth

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
- William Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because
the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.
- William Wordsworth

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
- William Wordsworth

To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts
that do often lie too deep for tears.
- William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good man's life is his little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
- William Wordsworth

Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry;
and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- William Wordsworth

That best portion of a man's life, his little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
- William Wordsworth

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
- William Wordsworth

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
- William Wordsworth

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony,
and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
- William Wordsworth

The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
- William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours.
- William Wordsworth

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away;
than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
- William Wordsworth

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night,
shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth

For I have learned to look on nature,
not as in the hour of thoughtless youth,
but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
- William Wordsworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was,
which is, and which will be.
Let us learn from the past to profit by the present,
and from the present to live better in the future.
- William Wordsworth

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now
acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind,
and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce
it to a state of almost savage torpor.
- William Wordsworth

The human mind is capable of excitement without the
application of gross and violent stimulants;
and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty
and dignity who does not know this.
- William Wordsworth

That though the radiance which was once so bright be
now forever taken from my sight.
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass,
glory in the flower.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
- William Wordsworth

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is an act of faith.
- Erich Fromm

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep the Faith.
- Anonymous

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

A man of courage is also full of faith.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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