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Robert Browning Quotes

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Robert Browning
Mother’s Day, Love, Begins

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning
Heaven, Reach, Grasp

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Robert Browning
Best, Old, Grow

Love is energy of life.
Robert Browning
Life, Love, Energy

So, fall asleep love, loved by me… for I know love, I am loved by thee.
Robert Browning
Valentine’s Day, Love, Loved

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning
Love, Away, Earth

A minute’s success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning
Success, Failure, Minute

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
Robert Browning
Time, Beauty, Trust

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Robert Browning
Business, Great, Men

God is the perfect poet.
Robert Browning
Poetry, God, Perfect

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
Robert Browning
Old, Rather, Perhaps

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
Robert Browning
Music, Once, Solitude

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Robert Browning
Best, Sympathy, Autumn

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
Robert Browning
Keep, Here, Again

The moment eternal – just that and no more – When ecstasy’s utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!
Robert Browning
While, Moment, Eyes

I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Robert Browning
God, End, Fight

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
Robert Browning
Age, Youth, Finds

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning
Ignorance, Sin, Innocence

Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
Robert Browning
Faith, Love, Hope

All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.
Robert Browning
Rose, Leaves, Bound

If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning
Beauty, God, Best

Measure your mind’s height by the shade it casts.
Robert Browning
Mind, Measure, Height

The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o’er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength.
Robert Browning
Strength, Sea, Land

My sun sets to rise again.
Robert Browning
Again, Sun, Rise

What’s a man’s age? He must hurry more, that’s all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
Robert Browning
Age, Year, Youth

No, when the fight begins within himself, A man’s worth something.
Robert Browning
Fight, Himself, Worth

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
Robert Browning
Age, Death, Face

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else, with a feel of heaven.
Robert Browning
Art, God, Single

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
Robert Browning
Comforts, Aspired

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Robert Browning
Meet, Temptation, Master

On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
Robert Browning
Earth, Perfect, Broken

Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
Robert Browning
Late, Soon, Round

How good is man’s life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
Robert Browning
Life, Good, Heart

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
Robert Browning
Religion, God, Soul

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Robert Browning
Life, Great, Makes

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Robert Browning
Men, Alone, Words

Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.
Robert Browning
Pain, Passion, Hearts

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.
Robert Browning
Girl, Old, Kiss

But how carve way i’ the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?
Robert Browning
Life, Past, Lies

Oh, to be in England now that April’s there.
Robert Browning
Oh, England, April

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
Robert Browning
Time, Together, Loved

Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
Robert Browning
God, High, Succeed

Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
Robert Browning
Sudden, Stung, Splendour

That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recapture the first fine careless rapture!
Robert Browning
Wise, Song, Each

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
Robert Browning
Soul, Stop, Left

Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.
Robert Browning
Ambition

Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
Robert Browning
Tis

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life’s business being just the terrible choice.
Robert Browning
Life, Good, Business

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.
Robert Browning
Forward, Wrong, Fight

It is the glory and good of Art, That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth, to mouths like mine at least.
Robert Browning
Art, Good, Truth

Finds progress, man’s distinctive mark alone, Not God’s, and not the beast’s; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
Robert Browning
God, Alone, Progress

Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away.
Robert Browning
Away, Less, Oh

Faultless to a fault.
Robert Browning
Fault, Faultless

God’s justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.
Robert Browning
God, Until, Justice

I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.
Robert Browning
Life, Strength, Soul

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