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23 Famous Quotes by Robert Southey
8/12/1774 - 3/21/1843
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No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Cute friendship Quotes, by Robert Southey

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All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Deception Quotes, by Robert Southey

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While Washington hath left His awful memory, A light for after times.

Washington, george Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Ode written during the War with America

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The solitary Bee Whose buzzing was the only sound of life, Flew there on restless wing, Seeking in vain one blossom where to fix.

Bees Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Thalaba (bk. VI, st. 13)

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Now, motionless and dark, eluded search Self-shrouded: and anon, starring the sky, Rose like a shower of fire.

Fireflies Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Madoc (pt. II)

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The march of intellect.

Intellect Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Sir Thos. More; or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society (vol. II, p. 361)

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. . . make the abhorrent eye Roll back and close.

Abhorrence Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Curse of Kehama (VIII, 9)

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Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith.

Distrust Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Madoc in Azthan (pt. XXIII, l. 51)

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She comes majestic with her swelling sails, The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales; Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze.

Ships Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Sonnet XIX

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Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, From that good God, who chastens whom he loves.

Affliction Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Madoc in Wales (III, l. 176)

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Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity.

Charity Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Soldier's Wife

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Mild arch of promise! on the evening sky Thou shinest fair with many a lovely ray, Each in the south melting.

Rainbows Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Sonnets--The Evening Rainbow

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The Satanic school.

Devil Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Vision of Judgment (original preface, III)

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And so never ending, But always descending.

Water Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: The Cataract of Lodore

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"How does the Water Come down at Lodore?"

Water Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: The Cataract of Lodore

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Midnight, and yet no eye Through all the Imperial City closed in sleep.

Midnight Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: Curse of Kehama (pt. I, 1)

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And as, when all the summer trees are seen So bright and green, The Holly leaves a sober hue display Less bright than they, But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly-tree?

Holly Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: The Holly-Tree

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O Reader! hast thou ever stood to see The Holly-tree? The eye that contemplates it well perceives Its glossy leaves Ordered by an Intelligence so wise As might confound the Atheist's sophistries.

Holly Quotes, by Robert Southey , Source: The Holly-Tree (st. 1)

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Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.

Ambition Quotes, by Robert Southey

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All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Deceit Quotes, by Robert Southey

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All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.

Deception Quotes, by Robert Southey

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If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams--the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Brevity Quotes, by Robert Southey

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It is with words as with sunbeams--the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Word Quotes, by Robert Southey

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