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.


It gives, to think that our immortal being / No more shall need such garments; and yet man, / As long as he shall be the child of earth, / Might almost 'weep to have' what he may lose, / Nor be himself extinguished, but survive, / Abject, depressed, forlorn, disconsolate.     

William Wordsworth

Then my heart with pleasure fills and dances with the daffodils.     

William Wordsworth

Beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.     

William Wordsworth

Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance.     

William Wordsworth

With tranquil restoration:--feelings too / Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, / As have no slight or trivial influence / On that best portion of a good man's life, / His little, nameless, unremembered, acts / Of kindness and of love.     

William Wordsworth

I traveled among unknown men, / In lands beyond the sea; / Nor, England! did I know till then / What love I bore to thee.     

William Wordsworth

And homeless near a thousand homes I stood, / And near a thousand tables pined and wanted food.     

William Wordsworth

Thou Eye among the blind, / That, deaf and silent, reads't the eternal deep, / Haunted for ever by the eternal mind.     

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

To practise games and archery / How proud and happy they! the crowd / Of Lookers-on how pleased and proud! / And from the scorching noon-tide sun.     

William Wordsworth

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting... / Not in entire forgetfulness, / And not in utter nakedness, / But trailing clouds of glory do we come.      

William Wordsworth

The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.     

William Wordsworth