Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Source: Andrea del Sarto
Contributed by: Zaady
Be sure that God Ne'er dooms to waste the strength he deigns impart.
Source: Paracelsus. Part i.
That we devote ourselves to God, is seen In living just as though no God there were.
He guides me and the bird. In His good time!
God's in his heaven: All's right with the world.
Source: Pippa Passes. Part i. (excerpt)
We shall march prospering,-not thro' his presence; Songs may inspirit us,-not from his lyre; Deeds will be done,-while he boasts his quiescence, Still bidding crouch whom the rest bade aspire.
Lofty designs must close in like effects.
Source: A Grammarian's Funeral.
Are there not, dear Michael, Two points in the adventure of the diver,- One, when a beggar he prepares to plunge; One, when a prince he rises with his pearl? Festus, I plunge.
In the morning of the world, When earth was nigher heaven than now.
Source: Pippa Passes. Part iii.
Was never evening yet But seemed far beautifuller than its day.
Source: The Ring and the Book. Pompilia. Line 357.
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