"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Thomas Jefferson
"For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day."
"The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art."
"For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art."
"Resolve and thou art free."
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."