Then welcome each rebuff That turns earth's smoothness rough, Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand, but go! Be our joys three-parts pain! Strive, and hold cheap the strain; Learn, nor account the pang; dare, never grudge the throe!
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra.
Contributed by: Zaady
I am grown peaceful as old age tonight.
Source: Andrea del Sarto
Might she have loved me? just as well She might have hated, who can tell!
Source: The Last Ride Together
Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign, and note and character.
For I say this is death and the sole death,- When a man's loss comes to him from his gain, Darkness from light, from knowledge ignorance, And lack of love from love made manifest.
Source: A Death in the Desert.
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
Where the apple reddens Never pry - Lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.
Source: Woman’s Last Word
Let's contend no more, Love, Strive nor weep: All be as before Love, - Only sleep.
Any nose May ravage with impunity a rose.
Source: Sordello. Book vi.
O woman-country! wooed not wed, Loved all the more by earth's male-lands, Laid to their hearts instead.
Source: By the Fireside. vi.
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