Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — American Poet born on February 27, 1807, died on March 24, 1882

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets... (wikipedia)

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose.
Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

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