Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

A Quote by Robert Browning on beginning, earth, god, good, hope, and sanity

It 's wiser being good than bad; It 's safer being meek than fierce; It 's fitter being sane than mad. My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched; That after Last returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched; That what began best can't end worst, Nor what God blessed once prove accurst.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Apparent Failure. vii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on women

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There's a woman like a dewdrop, she's so purer than the purest.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Blot in the 'Scutcheon. Act i. Sc. iii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on temptation

Why comes temptation, but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on songs

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That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Home-Thoughts from Abroad. ii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on earth

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Why stay we on the earth except to grow?

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Cleon

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A Quote by Robert Browning on horses

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Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Cavalier Tunes

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A Quote by Robert Browning on god and service

All service ranks the same with God,- With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we: there is no last nor first.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Pippa Passes. Part iv.

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A Quote by Robert Browning

Ah, did you once see Shelley plain, And did he stop and speak to you, And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems, and new!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Memorabilia. i.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on songs

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That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Home-Thoughts from Abroad. ii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on deed, life, pain, and power

Say not "a small event!" Why "small"? Costs it more pain that this ye call A "great event" should come to pass From that? Untwine me from the mass Of deeds which make up life, one deed Power shall fall short in or exceed!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Pippa Passes. Introduction.

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