Robert Browning Quotes
A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Faultless to a fault.
Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.
God is the perfect poet.
God's justice, tardy though it prove perchance, Rests never on the track until it reach Delinquency.
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
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.
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May 7, 1812
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