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Robert Browning quotes (40)

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning   Category: Success

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be The last of life for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith 'A whole I planned Youth shows but half; trust God: See all nor be afraid!'
Robert Browning   Category: Age

Just my vengeance complete The man sprang to his feet Stood erect caught at Gods skirts and prayed! So I was afraid!
Robert Browning   Category: Vengeance

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
Robert Browning   Category: Thief

I give the fight up: let there be an end A privacy an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Robert Browning   Category: Fight

Ah but a mans reach should exceed his grasp Or whats a heaven for?
Robert Browning   Category: Ambition

When the fight begins within himself A man s worth something.
Robert Browning   Category: Self

But facts are facts and flinch not.
Robert Browning   Category: Fact

God be thanked the meanest of his creatures Boasts two soul-sidesone to face the world with One to show a woman when he loves her!
Robert Browning   Category: Face

Less is more.
Robert Browning   Category: Less

Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment and cannot be prolonged yet if sincere in its moments extravagant goodness why trust it and know the man by it I say not by his performance; which is half the worlds work interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the mans own. I judge people by what they might be not are nor will be.
Robert Browning   Category: Job

I walked a mile with Pleasure She chatted all the way But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow And neer word said she But oh the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me!
Robert Browning Hamilton   Category: Pleasure

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Robert Browning   Category: Possibility

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Robert Browning   Category: Old

And gain is gain however small.
Robert Browning   Category: Gains

So absolutely good is truth truth never hurts The teller.
Robert Browning   Category: Truth

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be The last of life for which the first was made.
Robert Browning   Category: Optimism

Such ever was love's way: to rise it stoops.
Robert Browning   Category: Love

To dry ones eyes and laugh at a fall And baffled get up and begin again.
Robert Browning   Category: Eyes

And I have written three books on the soul Proving absurd all written hitherto And putting us to ignorance again.
Robert Browning   Category: Soul

That low man seeks a little thing to do Sees it and does it: This high man with a great thing to pursue Dies ere he knows it. That low man goes on adding one to one His hundred's soon hit: This high man aiming at a million Misses an unit. That has the world hereshould he need the next Let the world mind him! This throws himself on God and unperplext Seeking shall find Him.
Robert Browning   Category: Accomplishment

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Robert Browning   Category: If

So free we seem so fettered fast we are.
Robert Browning   Category: Liberty

All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board whitewe call it black.
Robert Browning   Category: Life

Are there not dear Michael Two points in the adventure of the diver One when a beggar he prepares to plunge; One when a prince he rises with his pearl? Festus I plunge.
Robert Browning   Category: Diving

T is not what man does which exalts him but what man would do.
Robert Browning   Category: Experience

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Robert Browning   Category: Temptation

Faultless to a fault.
Robert Browning   Category: Fault

Better have failed in the high aim as I Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As God be thanked! I do not.
Robert Browning   Category: Aim

Progress mans distinctive mark alone Not Gods and not the beasts: God is they are; Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
Robert Browning   Category: Progress

What of soul was left I wonder when the kissing had to stop?
Robert Browning   Category: Kissing

Ambition is not what man does... But what man would do.
Robert Browning   Category: Thank

The years at the spring And days at the morn; Mornings at seven; The hill–sides dew–pearled; The larks on the wing; The snails on the thorn: Gods in his heaven Alls right with the world!
Robert Browning   Category: Seasons

Who knows most doubts most.
Robert Browning   Category: Know

White shall not neutralize the black nor good Compensate bad in man absolve him so: Lifes business being just the terrible choice.
Robert Browning   Category: Choice

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   Category: Bird

If you get simple beauty and nought else You get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning   Category: Beauty

All service ranks the same with God With God whose puppets best and worst Are we: there is no last nor first.
Robert Browning   Category: Service

Genius has somewhat of the infantine; But of the childish not a touch or taint.
Robert Browning   Category: Unsorted

Any nose May ravage with impunity a rose.
Robert Browning   Category: Flower