William Wordsworth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old William Wordsworth quotes, William Wordsworth sayings, and William Wordsworth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth
The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth
Habit rules the unreflecting herd. William Wordsworth
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. William Wordsworth
One daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few. William Wordsworth
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
A violet by a mossy stone half hidden from the eye; Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. William Wordsworth
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. William Wordsworth
Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells. William Wordsworth
Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory. William Wordsworth
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth
The softest breeze to fairest flowers gives birth: Think not that Prudence dwells in dark abodes, She scans the future with the eye of gods. William Wordsworth
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth
For all things are less dreadful than they seem. William Wordsworth
The daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun. William Wordsworth
Two voices are there; one is of the sea, One of the mountains: each a mighty Voice. William Wordsworth
His high endeavours are an inward light That makes the path before him always bright. William Wordsworth
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. William Wordsworth
Into a gradual calm the breezes sink, / A blue rim borders all the lake's still brink; William Wordsworth
And now the whole wide lake in deep repose / Is hush'd, and like a burnish'd mirror glows. William Wordsworth
Live in the spirit of this creed; / Yet seek thy firm support, according to their need. William Wordsworth
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth
Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire, Poor Robin is yet flowerless; but how gay With his red stalks upon this sunny day! William Wordsworth
While from the purpling east departs / The star that led the dawn, / Blithe Flora from her couch upstarts, / For May is on the lawn. William Wordsworth
Cloud-piercing peak, and trackless heath, / Instinctive homage pay; / Nor wants the dim-lit cave a wreath / To honor thee, sweet May! William Wordsworth
His voice shall chant, in accents clear, / Throughout the live-long day, / Till the first silver star appear, / The sovereignty of May. William Wordsworth
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man. William Wordsworth
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. William Wordsworth
Take all that's mine 'beneath the moon,' / If I with her but half a noon / May sit beneath the walls / Of some old cave, or mossy nook, / When up she winds along the brook / To hunt the waterfalls. William Wordsworth
Take a lantern, child, to light. William Wordsworth