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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Anniversary, Life, Whole If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, Except, Sake

Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, Impossible, Loves

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God, Earth, Takes

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, Soul, Reach

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dreams, God, Best

And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Light, Face, Hero

Light tomorrow with today!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Today, Light, Tomorrow

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Great, Means, Ignorance

For tis not in mere death that men die most.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Men, Death, Die

If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Faith, Enough, Desire

But the child’s sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Strong, Child, Silence

My sun sets to raise again.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Again, Sun, Raise

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ‘Let no one be called happy till his death;’ to which I would add, ‘Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.’
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Death, Happy, Said

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Enough, Times, Impossible

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life, Girl, Sorry

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God, Face, Gift

Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life, Love, God

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Power, Genius, Expressing

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Simple, Earth, Social

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, Ways, Count

What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Dream, Wine, Taste

Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Since, Found, Genius

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Time, Since, Hand

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Beauty, Beautiful, Wrong

He lives most life whoever breathes most air.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life, Lives, Air

A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Woman, Equal, Younger

He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
True, Said, Wrong

World’s use is cold, world’s love is vain, world’s cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love, Pain, Use

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Rare, Suddenly, Vanished

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