Robert Browning quote

“Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”
― Robert Browning

 

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what’s a heaven for?”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.”
― Robert Browning

 

“My sun sets to rise again.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Paracelsus

At times I almost dream
I too have spent a life the sages’ way,
And tread once more familiar paths. Perchance
I perished in an arrogant self-reliance
Ages ago; and in that act a prayer
For one more chance went up so earnest, so
Instinct with better light let in by death,
That life was blotted out — not so completely
But scattered wrecks enough of it remain,
Dim memories, as now, when once more seems
The goal in sight again.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Love is the energy of life.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Ignorance is not innocence but sin.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;….and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
And did its best to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up and all the cottage warm;”
― Robert Browning

 

“Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character”
― Robert Browning

 

“God is the perfect poet.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Without love, our earth is a tomb”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“What’s the earth
With all its art, verse, music, worth —
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“On a day like today I am stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Our interest’s on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Open my heart and you will see
Graved inside of it, “Italy”.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“In this world, who can do a thing, will not;
And who would do it, cannot, I perceive:
Yet the will’s somewhat — somewhat, too, the power —
And thus we half-men struggle.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“The good stars met in your horoscope,
Made you of spirit and fire and dew.”
― Browning

 

“If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing god invents”
― Robert Browning

 

“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

 

 

“What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“A lion may die of an ass’s kick.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her- Next time, herself!-not the trouble behind her ”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Out of your whole life give but a moment!
All of your life that has gone before,
All to come after it, -so you ignore,
So you make perfect the present, condense,
In a rapture of rage, for perfection’s endowment,
Thought and feeling and soul and sense. ”
― Robert Browning

 

“As is your sort of mind,
So is your sort of search:
You will find what you desire.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven—
All’s right with the world!”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“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

 

 

“A minute’s success pays the failure of years.”
― Robert Browning

 

“Women hate a debt as men a gift.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“I know what I want and what I might gain, and yet, how profitless to know.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Why stay we on earth except to grow?”
― Robert Browning

 

“Each life unfulfilled, you see;
It hangs still, patchy and scrappy:
We have not sighed deep, laughed free,
Starved, feasted, despaired,—been happy.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“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

 

 

“That moment she was mine, mine, fair,
Perfectly pure and good: I found
A thing to do, and all her hair
In one long yellow string I wound
Three times her little throat around,
And strangled her. No pain felt she;
I am quite sure she felt no pain.
As a shut bud that holds a bee,
I warily oped her lids: again
Laughed the blue eyes without a stain.
And I untightened the next tress
About her neck; her cheek once more
Blushed bright beneath my burning kiss . . .”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“One taste of the old time sets all to rights.”
― Robert Browning,

 

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“What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“A lion may die of an ass’s kick.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her- Next time, herself!-not the trouble behind her ”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Out of your whole life give but a moment!
All of your life that has gone before,
All to come after it, -so you ignore,
So you make perfect the present, condense,
In a rapture of rage, for perfection’s endowment,
Thought and feeling and soul and sense. ”
― Robert Browning

 

“As is your sort of mind,
So is your sort of search:
You will find what you desire.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven—
All’s right with the world!”
― Robert Browning

 

“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

 

 

“A minute’s success pays the failure of years.”
― Robert Browning

 

 

“Women hate a debt as men a gift.”
― Robert Browning

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