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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807-1882. U.S. poet.

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The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.

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Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.

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Resolve and thou art free.

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Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

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Write on your doors the saying wise and old. ''Be bold!'' and everywhere -- ''Be bold; Be not too bold!'' Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.

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Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.

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Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.

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Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.

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The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

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That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.

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