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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807-1882. U.S. poet.

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

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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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Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

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Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.

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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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If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.

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