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)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Paracelsus. Part i.
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.
Day! Faster and more fast. O'er night's brim, day boils at last.
Source: Pippa Passes
The sad rhyme of the men who proudly clung To their first fault, and withered in their pride.
Source: Paracelsus. Part iv.
And inasmuch as feeling, the East's gift, Is quick and transient,- comes, and lo! is gone, While Northern thought is slow and durable.
Source: Luria. Act. v.
All that is, at all, Lasts ever. past recall; Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
Source: Rabbi ben Ezra
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good Compensate bad in man, absolve him so: Life's business being just the terrible choice.
Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1236.
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