Elizabeth Browning

1806 - 1861

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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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Light tomorrow with today.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on birds

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Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Toll Slowly.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on death, faith, feeling, god, grace, idealism, life, losing, love, men, passion, praise, saints, soul, and tears

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints-I love thee with the breadth, Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on day, labor, and work

Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on mystery

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She has seen the mystery hid Under Egypt's pyramid: By those eyelids pale and close Now she knows what Rhamses knows.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Little Mattie. Stanza

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on men and world

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And Marlowe, Webster, Fletcher, Ben, Whose fire-hearts sowed our furrows when The world was worthy of such men.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: A Vision of Poets.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on love

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When we first met and loved, I did not build Upon the event with marble. . . .

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on genius, justice, and love

But since he had The genius to be loved, why let him have The justice to be honoured in his grave.

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

Source: Crowned and buried.

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