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76 Famous Quotes by Robert Browning
5/7/1812 - 12/12/1889
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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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In some time, his good time, I shall arrive; He guides me and the bird In his good time.

Providence Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (pt. I)

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Autumn wins you best by this, its mute Appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Autumn Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (sc. 1)

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A people is but the attempt of many To rise to the completer life of one-- And those who live as models for the mass Are singly of more value than they all.

Society Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Luria (act V, l. 334)

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Let my hand, This hand, lie in your own--my own true friend; Aprile! Hand-in-hand with you, Aprile!

Friends Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (sc. 5)

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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.

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

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The sea heaves up, hangs loaded o'er the land, Breaks there, and buries its tumultuous strength.

Ocean Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Luria (act I)

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For thence,--a paradox Which comforts while it mocks,-- Shall life succeed in that it seems to fail: What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me: A brute I might have been, but would not sink i' the scale.

Paradoxes Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Rabbi-Ben-Ezra (st. 7)

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Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me-- (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais)-- Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy."

Italy Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Men and Women--"De Gustibus"

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

Art Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Ring and the Book--The Book and the Ring (l. 842)

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

Temptation Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: The Ring and the Book--The Pope (l. 1,185)

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If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, It is but for a time; I press God's lamp Close to my breast; its splendor soon or late Will pierce the gloom; I shall emerge one day.

Immortality Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Paracelsus (last lines)

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Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.

Passion Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: Two in the Campagna (st. 12)

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Then I cast loose my buff coat, each halter let fall, Shook off both my jack-boots, let go belt and all, Stood up in the stirrup, leaned, patted his ear, Called my Roland his pet name, my horse without peer; Clapped my hands, laughed and sang, any noise bad or good, 'Til at length into Aix Roland galloped and stood.

Horses Quotes, by Robert Browning , Source: How They Brought the News from Ghent

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So, fall asleep love, loved by me....for I know love, I am loved by thee.

Romance Quotes, by Robert Browning

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Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph?

Temptations Quotes, by Robert Browning

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What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.

Youth Quotes, by Robert Browning

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Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?

Heaven Quotes, by Robert Browning

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Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Ignorance Quotes, by Robert Browning

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Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.

Thoughts Quotes, by Robert Browning

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Feast of Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c.678 Continuing a short series on authenticity: For the preacher's merit or demerit, It were to be wished the flaws were fewer In the earthen vessel, holding treasure, Which lies as safe in a golden ewer; But the main thing is, does it hold good measure? Heaven soon sets right all other matters.

Christianity Quotes, by Robert Browning

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And gain is gain, however small.

Gain Quotes, by Robert Browning

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So free we seem, so fettered fast we are.

Liberty Quotes, by Robert Browning

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God is the perfect poet.

Poetry Quotes, by Robert Browning

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