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
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. William Wordsworth
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. William Wordsworth
The clouds that gather round the setting sun, Do take a sober colouring from an eye, That hath kept watch o'er man's mortality. William Wordsworth
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. William Wordsworth
My strict hand / Was made to cease on vice, and with a gripe / Squeeze out the humour of such spongy souls, / As lick up every idle vanity. William Wordsworth
Serene will be our days and bright, / And happy will our nature be, / When love is an unerring light / And joy it's own security. William Wordsworth
Sweet childish days, that were as long / As twenty days are now. William Wordsworth
That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. William Wordsworth
A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring. The fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky. I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless. 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 in whom persuasion and belief / Had ripened into faith, and faith become / A passionate intuition. William Wordsworth
Memory, like sleep, has powers which dreams obey. William Wordsworth
Delight and liberty, the simple creed of childhood. William Wordsworth
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar. William Wordsworth
A cheerful life is what the Muses love, A soaring spirit is their prime delight. William Wordsworth
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind. William Wordsworth
We live by admiration, hope and love William Wordsworth