The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the […]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Some men must follow, and some command, though all are made of clay.
One half of the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.
By the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, Rose the firs with cones upon them; Bright before it beat the water, Beat the clear and sunny water, Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water.
Should you ask me, whence these stories? Whence these legends and traditions, With the odors of the forest With the dew and damp of meadows, With the curling smoke of wigwams, With the rushing of great rivers, With their frequent repetitions, And their wild reverberations As of thunder in the mountains? I should answer, I […]
All around the happy village Stood the maize-fields, green and shining, Waved the green plumes of Mondamin, Waved his soft and sunny tresses, Filling all the land with plenty. ‘Twas the women who in Spring-time Planted the broad fields and fruitful, Buried in the earth Mondamin; ‘Twas the women who in Autumn Stripped the yellow […]
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
In this world, a man must either be anvil or hammer.
Hope has as many lives as a cat or a king.