Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

A Quote by Robert Browning on boasts, deed, rest, and songs

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.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on design

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Lofty designs must close in like effects.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Grammarian's Funeral.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on adventure and preparation

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.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus. Part i.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on earth, heaven, and world

In the morning of the world, When earth was nigher heaven than now.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Pippa Passes. Part iii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on day

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Was never evening yet But seemed far beautifuller than its day.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. Pompilia. Line 357.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on day

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Day! Faster and more fast. O'er night's brim, day boils at last.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Pippa Passes

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A Quote by Robert Browning on faults, men, and pride

The sad rhyme of the men who proudly clung To their first fault, and withered in their pride.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus. Part iv.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on feeling, gifts, and thought

And inasmuch as feeling, the East's gift, Is quick and transient,- comes, and lo! is gone, While Northern thought is slow and durable.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Luria. Act. v.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on change, earth, god, past, and soul

All that is, at all, Lasts ever. past recall; Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Rabbi ben Ezra

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A Quote by Robert Browning on business, choice, good, justice, and life

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good Compensate bad in man, absolve him so: Life's business being just the terrible choice.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1236.

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