A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes
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A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when
I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart.
Fame comes only when deserved and then is as inevitable as destiny for it is destiny.
A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.

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