Elizabeth Browning

1806 - 1861

A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on devil

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The devil's most devilish when respectable.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Aurora

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on soul and speech

The growing drama has outgrown such toys Of simulated stature, face, and speech: It also peradventure may outgrow The simulation of the painted scene, Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume, And take for a worthier stage the soul itself, Its shifting fancies and celestial lights, With all its grand orchestral silences To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Book v.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on men

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But so fair, She takes the breath of men away Who gaze upon her unaware.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Bianca among the Nightingales.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on bitterness, borrowing, faith, foolishness, god, nature, needs, preachers, schools, and sorrow

There is no God," the foolish saith, But none, "There is no sorrow." And nature oft the cry of faith In bitter need will borrow: Eyes which the preacher could not school, By wayside graves are raised; And lips say, "God be pitiful," Who ne'er said, "God be praised."

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on gifts and god

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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in 't.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Aurora Leigh. Book ii.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on god, greatness, and rest

And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Rhyme of the Duchess.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on grief

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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on heart and humanity

Or from Browning some "Pomegranate," which if cut deep down the middle Shows a heart within blood-tinctured, of a veined humanity.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Lady Geraldine's Courtship.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on books, children, deed, duty, kiss, life, love, service, and world

The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, Whose deeds, both great and small Are close-knot strands of an unbroken thread There love ennobles all. The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells The book of life the shining record tells. Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life-workings. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad; A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt serve thyself by every sense, Of service which thou renderest.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on contentment, life, and men

What frightens me is that men are content with what is not life at all.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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