William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

English poet

Lived from: 1770-1850

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Wordsworth

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    Hearing often-times the still, sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue.
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    Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy.
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    How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
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    I am already kindly disposed towards you. My friendship it is not in my power to give: this is a gift which no man can make, it is not in our own power: a sound and healthy friendship is the growth of time and circumstance, it will spring up and thrive li
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    I traveled among unknown men, in lands beyond the sea; nor England! did I know till then what love I bore to thee.
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    In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.
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    Is there not an art, a music, and a stream of words that shalt be life, the acknowledged voice of life?
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    Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
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    Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.
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    No motion has she now, no force; she neither hears nor sees; rolled around in earth's diurnal course, with rocks, and stones, and trees.
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    Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams - can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man.
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    Not choice but habit rules the unreflecting herd.
    Source: Grant that by this (1822)
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    Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. The soul that rises with us, our life's star, hath had elsewhere its setting, and comet from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.
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    Plain living and high thinking are no more.
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    Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.