Robert Browning

1812 - 1889

A Quote by Robert Browning on death, lies, and truth

The lie was dead And damned, and truth stood up instead.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Count Gismond.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on age, death, failure, life, pleasure, and youth

Have you found your life distasteful? My life did, and does, smack sweet. Was your youth of pleasure wasteful? Mine I saved and hold complete. Do your joys with age diminish? When mine fail me, I 'll complain. Must in death your daylight finish? My sun sets to rise again.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: At the "Mermaid." Stanza 10.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on justice, life, soul, and strength

I count life just a stuff To try the soul's strength on.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: a Balcony.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on dreams, emptiness, and life

Life is an empty dream.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus II, 1835

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A Quote by Robert Browning on day, god, heaven, songs, and world

Pippa's Song The year's at the spring, The day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearl'd; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven- All's right with the world!

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Pippa Passes

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A Quote by Robert Browning on birds, god, good, guidance, and time

I see my way as birds their trackless way. I shall arrive,- what time, what circuit first, I ask not; but unless God send his hail Or blinding fire-balls, sleet or stifling snow, In some time, his good time, I shall arrive: He guides me and the bird. In his good time.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus. Part i.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on ignorance and innocence

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: The Inn Album

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A Quote by Robert Browning

'T is not what man does which exalts him, but what man would do.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Death in the Desert. xviii.

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A Quote by Robert Browning

The sprinkled isles, Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Cleon.

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A Quote by Robert Browning on fortune, heart, and losing

Italy, my Italy! Queen Mary's saying serves for me (When fortune's malice Lost her Calais): "Open my heart, and you will see Graved inside of it 'Italy.'"

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: De Gustibus.

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