Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

A Quote by Robert Browning on failure and success

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Apollo and the Fates

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A Quote by Robert Browning on earth and love

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Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on growth, learning, and work

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.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert.

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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

It was roses, roses all the way.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Patriot

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A Quote by Robert Browning on earth, eternity, force, heaven, and time

Was there nought better than to enjoy? No feat which, done, would make time break, And let us pent-up creatures through Into eternity, our due? No forcing earth teach heaven's employ?

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Dis Aliter Visum; or, Le Byron de nos Jours.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on songs and survival

Sappho survives, because we sing her songs; And Æschylus, because we read his plays!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Cleon.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on change and time

They are perfect; how else?-they shall never change: We are faulty; why not?-we have time in store.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Old Pictures in Florence.

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