If two lives join, there is oft a scar. They are one and one, with a shadowy third; One near one is too far.
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Contributed by: Zaady
God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures Boasts two soul-sides,-one to face the world with, One to show a woman when he loves her!
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!
Source: Pippa Passes. Introduction.
And I have written three books on the soul, Proving absurd all written hitherto, And putting us to ignorance again.
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra.
Oh never star Was lost here but it rose afar.
Source: Waring. ii.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Source: Apollo and the Fates
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
What? Was man made a wheel-work to wind up, And be discharged, and straight wound up anew? No! grown, his growth lasts; taught, he ne'er forgets: May learn a thousand things, not twice the same.
Source: A Death in the Desert.
Why comes temptation, but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.
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