Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Browning

Then a mile of warm sea-scented beach.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Meeting at night

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Browning on life and pain

in

Believeth with the life, the pain shall stop.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Caliban upon Setebos

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Browning on body and soul

in

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

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Browning on beginning, death, and work

No work begun shall ever pause for death.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content