Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Born February 27, 1807 | Died March 24, 1882
American poet and educator
"Music is the universal language of mankind."
"Ships that pass in the night,and speak each other in passing,only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; Soon the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence,"
"Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted,something done, has earned a night's repose."
"Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think."
"In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions."
"Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."