William Wordsworth Quotes
Most popular William Wordsworth Quotes
The child is father of the man.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
The immortal spirit of one happy day.
We feel that we are greater than we know.
That inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.
Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.
Minds that have nothing to confer find little to perceive.
Sweet childish days, that were long as twenty days are now.
A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
And 'tis my faith, that every flower enjoys the air it breathes.
Strongest minds Are often those of whom the noisy world Hears least.
Strongest minds are often those of whom the noisy world hears least.
Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was very heaven!
The marble index of a mind forever Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless, lie scattered at the feet of man like flowers.
A noble aim, Faithfully kept, is as a noble deed, In whose pure sight all virtue doth succeed.
The best portion of a good man's life are his nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we know, are a substantial world, both pure and good.
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered, acts Of kindness and of love.
One impulse from a vernal wood may teach you more of man, of moral evil and of good, than all the sages can.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquilly.
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.
Thought and theory must precede all action that moves to salutary purposes. Yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
The Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time.
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
The reason firm, the temperate will, endurance, foresight, strength, and skill; A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, to comfort, and command.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;— Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
What though the radiance which was once so bright Be now forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind.
I have seen a curious child, who dwelt upon a tract of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell, To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely, and his countenance soon Brightened with joy.