What's come to perfection perishes. Things learned on earth we shall practice in heaven; Works done least rapidly Art most cherishes.
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Contributed by: Zaady
Oh their Rafael of the dear Madonnas, Oh their Dante of the dread Inferno, Wrote one song-and in my brain I sing it; Drew one angel-borne, see, on my bosom!
For life, with all it yields of joy and woe, And hope and fear (believe the aged friend), Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love,- How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.
Source: A Death in the Desert.
When the liquor's out, why clink the cannikin?
Source: The Flight of the Duchess.
It 's a long lane that knows no turnings.
Source: The Flight of the Duchess
Look not thou down but up!
Source: Rabbi Ben Ezra.
Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.
Source: Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came. xxxiii.
God made all the creatures, and gave them our love and our fear, To give sign we and they are his children, one family here.
Less is more.
Source: Andrea del Sarto
The lie was dead And damned, and truth stood up instead.
Source: Count Gismond.
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