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WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
English poet
(1770 - 1850)
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The budding rose above the rose full blown.
      - [Roses]

The charities that soothe and heal and bless, lie scattered at the feet of men like flowers.
      - [Charity]

The common growth of Mother Earth
  Suffices me--her tears, her mirth,
    Her humblest mirth and tears.
      - [Earth]

The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition.
      - [Circumstance]

The fear that kills, and hope that is unwilling to be fed.
      - [Despair]

The gods approve the depth, and not the tumult of the soul.
      - [Soul]

The good die first; and they whose hearts are dry as summer dust burn to the socket.
      - [Death]

The good old rule
  Sufficeth them, the simple plan,
    That they should take who have the power,
      And they should keep who can.
      - [Power]

The stars are mansions built by nature's hand,
  And, haply, there the spirits of the blest,
    Dwell, clothed in radiance, their immortal rest.
      - [Stars]

The still, sad music of humanity.
      - [Humanity]

The wind, a sightless laborer, whistles at his task.
      - [Wind]

These feeble and fastidious times.
      - [Present]

These hoards of wealth you can unlock at will.
      - [Books]

These two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together,--manly dependence and manly independence, manly reliance and manly self-reliance.
      - [Character]

Those eyes, soft and capricious as a cloudless sky, whose azure depth their color emulates, must needs be conversant with upward looks--prayer's voiceless service.
      - [Eyes]

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
      - [Action]

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
      - [Thought]

To be young was very heaven!
      - [Youth]

To check the erring and reprove;
  Thou who art victory and law,
    When empty terrors overawe,
      Give unto me, made lowly wise,
        The spirit of self-sacrifice.
      - [Duty]

Truth takes no account of centuries.
      - [Truth]

We sail the sea of life; a calm one finds,
  And one a tempest; and, the voyage o'er,
    Death is the quiet haven of us all.
      - [Life]

What are fears but voices airy?
  Whispering harm where harm is not,
    And deluding the unwary
      Till the fatal bolt is shot!
      - [Fear]

What is pride? a whizzing rocket
  That would emulate a star.
      - [Pride]

Where rivulets dance their wayward round, and beauty born of murmuring sound shall pass into her face.
      - [Beauty]

Who swerves from innocence, who makes divorce
  Of that serene companion--a good name.
    Recovers not his loss; but walks with shame,
      With doubt, with fear, and haply with remorse.
      - [Names]


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