William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

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The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away, than what it leaves behind.

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

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

Come forth into the light of things let nature be your teacher.

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

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.

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.

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.

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.

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

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