Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

A Quote by Robert Browning on body and soul

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The body sprang At once to the height, and stayed; but the soul,-no!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

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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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A Quote by Robert Browning on doubt and sleep

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,  Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Asolando

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A Quote by Robert Browning on crime, delay, frustration, life, losing, lovers, vices, virtue, and worth

I hear you reproach, "But delay was best, For their end was a crime." Oh, a crime will do As well, I reply, to serve for a test As a virtue golden through and through, Sufficient to vindicate itself And prove its worth at a moment's view! . . . . . . Let a man contend to the uttermost For his life's set prize, be it what it will! The counter our lovers staked was lost As surely as if it were lawful coin; And the sin I impute to each frustrate ghost Is-the unlit lamp and the ungirt loin, Though the end in sight was a vice, I say.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Statue and the Bust.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on crime and curiosity

The curious crime, the fine Felicity and flower of wickedness.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 590.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on darkness, day, gloom, god, heaven, losing, and time

O never star Was lost; here We all aspire to heaven and there is heaven Above us. If I stoop Into a dark tremendous sea of cloud, It is but for a time; I press God's lamp Close to my breast; its splendor soon or late Will pierce the gloom. I shall emerge some day.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on death, life, and past

Death was past, life not come: so he waited.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Saul

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A Quote by Robert Browning on change, death, lies, life, losing, senses, surprises, and vengeance

How he lies in his rights of a man! Death has done all death can. And absorbed in the new life he leads, He recks not, he heeds Nor his wrong nor my vengeance; both strike On his senses alike, And are lost in the solemn and strange Surprise of the change.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: After.

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A Quote by Robert Browning

What I aspired to be, And was not, comforts me.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra.

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