Robert Browning Quotes

Robert Browning Quotes

how sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet

Love is the energy of life.

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

My sun sets to rise again.

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.

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

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;

Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character

Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.

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.

A lion may die of an ass's kick.

Blot out his name, then, record one lost soul more,
  One task more declined, one more footpath untrod,
One more devils’-triumph and sorrow for angels,
  One wrong more to man, one more insult to God!

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