Henry Wadsworth Longfellow citáty
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Datum narození: 27. únor 1807
Datum úmrtí: 24. březen 1882
Další jména: Longfello Genri Uodsuort, Генри Уодсворт Лонгфелло
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow byl americký básník, mezi jehož díla patří Paul Revere's Ride, A Psalm of Life, The Song of Hiawatha a Evangeline. Je také autorem prvního amerického překladu Dantovy Božské komedie a jedním ze členů literární skupiny známé pod názvem Fireside Poets.
Citáty Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
„Každý člověk má své tajné trápení, které svět nezná a často ho nazýváme chladným když je jen smutný.“
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often we call a man cold when he is only sad
[(en) To be strong Is to be happy!]
Varianta: Být silný, znamená být šťastný.
Zdroj: [Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Includes Song of Hiawatha, The Golden Legend, Dante, Goblet of Life, Old Clock on The Stairs, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie and more (Mobi Classics), MobileReference, 2008, anglicky]
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Varianta: The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
„Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.“
Hyperion http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5436, Bk. III, Ch. IV (1839).
Varianta: Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.
Kontext: "Ah! this beautiful world!" said Flemming, with a smile. "Indeed, I know not what to think of it. Sometimes it is all gladness and sunshine, and Heaven itself lies not far off. And then it changes suddenly; and is dark and sorrowful, and clouds shut out the sky. In the lives of the saddest of us, there are bright days like this, when we feel as if we could take the great world in our arms and kiss it. Then come the gloomy hours, when the fire will neither burn on our hearths nor in our hearts; and all without and within is dismal, cold, and dark. Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad."
„Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline
Part I, section 3.
Zdroj: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)
„My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the Sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me.“
The Secret of the Sea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.“
Zdroj: The Complete Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
„Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ballads and Other Poems
Zdroj: Ballads and Other Poems
Elegiac Verse, st. 14 (1879).
Kontext: Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending;
Many a poem is marred by a superfluous verse.
„Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, — a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen.“
Kontext: Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, — a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen. By going out a few minutes sooner or later, by stopping to speak with a friend at a corner, by meeting this man or that, or by turning down this street instead of the other, we may let slip some great occasion of good, or avoid some impending evil, by which the whole current of our lives would have been changed. There is no possible solution to the dark enigma but the one word, "Providence".