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William Wordsworth


Biography | Romanticism In Literature | The Solitary Reaper | My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold | Quotes | Bibliography

In His Own Words:


"We live by admiration, hope and love."

"The world is too much with us. Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers."

"But why, ungrateful, dwell on idle pain?"


"Neither evil tongues,
Rash judgements, no the sneers of selfish men,
Nor grettings where no kindness is, nor all
The dreary intercourse of daily life,
Shall e'er prevail against us."

"...In the sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thought to the mind."

"Come forth into the light of things,
Let nature be your Teacher."

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless,
unremembered acts of kindness and of love."