Quotations by Wordsworth, William


… a noble aim,
Faithfully kept, is as a noble deed,
In whose pure sight all virtue doth succeed.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet
“Brave Schill! By Death Delivered, Take Thy Flight” (1809; pub. 1815)
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Sometimes misquoted "is a noble deed".
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For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet
“I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” st. 4 (1807)
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Neither evil tongues,
Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men,
Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all
The dreary intercourse of daily life,
Shall e’er prevail against us.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet
“Lines Composed A Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” (13 Jul 1798)
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Worse than idle is compassion
If it ends in tears and sighs.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet
“The Armenian Lady’s Love” (1835)
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The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet
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