"People demand freedom only when they have no power."
Citações Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
„Se pudéssemos ler a história secreta dos nossos inimigos, encontraríamos mágoa e sofrimento suficiente nas suas vidas para desarmar toda a hostilidade.“
“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.”
It has done me good to be somewhat parched by the heat and drenched by the rain of life
Hyperion: A Romance - Página 182 http://books.google.com/books?id=lmkRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA182, de Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Publicado por Ticknor and Fields, 1859 - 382 páginas
„A maior parte das pessoas seriam bem sucedidas em coisas pequenas se não estivessem tão preocupadas com grandes ambições.“
Variante: A maioria das pessoas teria sucesso em coisas pequenas, se eles não estivessem preocupados com grandes ambições.
"The Battle of Lovell's Pond," poem first published in the Portland Gazette (November 17, 1820).
Contexto: p>The warriors that fought for their country, and bled,
Have sunk to their rest; the damp earth is their bed;
No stone tells the place where their ashes repose,
Nor points out the spot from the graves of their foes.They died in their glory, surrounded by fame,
And Victory's loud trump their death did proclaim;
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast,
And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.</p
„Round about what is, lies a whole mysterious world of might be, — a psychological romance of possibilities and things that do not happen.“
Contexto: 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".
„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: A Tale of Acadie
Part I, section 3.
Fonte: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)
Variante: 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).
Variante: 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.
Contexto: "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."
„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.“
Fonte: 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
Fonte: Ballads and Other Poems
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Old Clock on the Stairs
The Old Clock on the Stairs, st. 9 (1845).
Contexto: Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear,—
Forever there, but never here!
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly,—
"Forever — never!
Never — forever!"