[<< wikiquote] Richard Henry Stoddard
Richard Henry Stoddard (July 2, 1825 – May 12, 1903) was a U.S. critic and poet, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts.

== Quotes ==
Children are the keys of Paradise … They alone are good and wise, Because their thoughts, their very lives, are prayer.
Songs of Summer (1856), p. 113.

=== Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919) ===
Quotes reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).We have two lives about us,Two worlds in which we dwell,Within us and without us,  Alternate Heaven and Hell:—Without, the somber Real,Within, our hearts of hearts, the beautiful Ideal.
The Castle in the Air.Silence is the speech of love,The music of the spheres above.
Speech of Love.Pale in her fading bowers the Summer stands,Like a new Niobe with claspèd hands,Silent above the flowers, her children lost,Slain by the arrows of the early Frost.
Ode.There are gains for all our losses, There are balms for all our pain:  But when youth, the dream, departs,  It takes something from our hearts,  And it never comes again.
The Flight of Youth.Joy may be a miser, But Sorrow’s purse is free.
Persian Song.Not what we would, but what we must Makes up the sum of living;Heaven is both more and less than just In taking and in giving.
The Country Life.A face at the window, A tap on the pane;Who is it that wants me To-night in the rain?
The Messenger at Night.It beckons, I follow. Good-by to the light,I am going, O whither? Out into the night.
The Messenger at Night.

== External links ==

Works by Richard Henry Stoddard at Project Gutenberg