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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807-1882. U.S. poet.

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It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.

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Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

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Build today, then strong and sure, With a firm and ample base; And ascending and secure. Shall tomorrow find its place.

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Ah! what would the world be to us If the children were no more? We should dread the desert behind us Worse than the dark before.

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Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment. There is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.

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One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.

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Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.

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Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.

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However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.

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Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

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