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76 Famous Quotes by Robert Browning
5/7/1812 - 12/12/1889
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And I have written three books on the soul, Proving absurd all written hitherto, And putting us to ignorance again.

Soul Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Cleon

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From the sprinkled isles, Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea.

Islands Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Cleon

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So may glory from defect arise.

Glory Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Deaf and Dumb

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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.

Progress Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: A Death in the Desert

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Like plants in mines, which never saw the sun, But dream of him, and guess where he may be, And do the best to climb, and get to him.

Progress Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (last page)

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Progress is The law of life, man is not Man as yet.

Progress Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (pt. V)

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It's a long time between drinks.

Drinking Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Flight of the Duchess (XVI)

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That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it; This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundreds soon hit: His high man, aiming at a million, Misses an unit.

Action Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: A Grammarian's Funeral

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Action Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: A Grammarian's Funeral

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That low man seeks a little thing to do, Sees it and does it; This high man, with a great thing to pursue, Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one, His hundreds soon hit: His high man, aiming at a million, Misses an unit.

Success Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: A Grammarian's Funeral

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

Success Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Inn Album (IV)

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O world as God has made it! All is beauty.

World Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Guardian Angel--A Picture at Fano

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Oh, to be in England, Now that April's there, And whoever wakes in England Sees some morning, unaware, That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf, Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England--now.

England Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Home Thoughts from Abroad

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All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children's dower.

Buttercups Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Home Thoughts--From Abroad

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"With this same key Shakespeare unlocked his heart," once more! Did Shakespeare? If so, the less Shakespeare be!

Shakespeare Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: House (X)

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No, when the fight begins within himself, A man's worth something.

Character Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Men and Women--Bishop Blougram's Apology

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But there are times when patience proves at fault.

Patience Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (sc. 3)

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Just my vengeance complete, The man sprang to his feet, Stood erect, caught at God's skirts, and prayed! So, I was afraid!

Prayer Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Instans Tyrannus (VII)

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Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.

Mind Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (II)

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

Sabbath Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Pippa Passes (sc. 1)

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Just for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat; Found the one gift of which Fortune bereft us, Lost all the others she lets us devote.

Fortune Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Lost Leader, referring to Wordsworth when he turned Tory

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My star, God's glowworm.

Glowworms Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Popularity

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In the great right of an excessive wrong.

Wrongs Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Ring and the Book--The other Half--Rome (l. 1,055)

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Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

Change Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra (st. 27)

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I trust in Nature for the stable laws Of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant And Autumn garner to the end of time. I trust in God--the right shall be the right And other than the wrong, while he endures; I trust in my own soul, that can perceive The outward and the inward, Nature's good And God's.

Nature Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: A Soul's Tragedy (act I)

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