Robert Browning Quotes

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Robert Browning was an English poet and play righter. He was born on 7th May 1812 in Camberwell, London, England. He was distinguished by poetry, natural history and love at the age of twelve only. He destroyed the book of poetry which he has written, because no publisher was ready to publish that book. He joined several school at the time of early education but lastly he was educate by a home tutor. He joined University College London and left that also after doing a study of 1 year. Robert Browning is well known for his dramatic monologues. In his literature the word not only conveys messages but also displays the characters. Some of his poems gained popularity after his death and are largely read today also. They include “The Ring and the Book”. For appreciation of his literature a society was formed in 1881.

Robert Browning Quotes, Sayings and Quotations

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with.
– Robert Browning

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?
– Robert Browning

All will be gay when noontide wakes anew The buttercups, the little children’s dower.
– Robert Browning

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
– Robert Browning

But there are times when patience proves at fault.
– Robert Browning

Day! Faster and more fast, O’er night’s brim, day boils at last; Boils, pure gold, o’er the cloud-cup’s brim.
– Robert Browning

Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
– Robert Browning

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
– Robert Browning

Go practice if you please with men and women: leave a child alone for Christ’s particular love’s sake!
– Robert Browning

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!
– Robert Browning

Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry’s haunting curse, the Incomplete!
– Robert Browning

Kiss me as if you made believe You were not sure this eve, How my face, your flower, had pursed It’s petals up.
– Robert Browning

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
– Robert Browning

Love is energy of life.
– Robert Browning

Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
– Robert Browning

My sun sets to rise again.
– Robert Browning

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
– Robert Browning

Of what I call God, And fools call Nature.
– Robert Browning

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.
– Robert Browning

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
– Robert Browning

Rats!
They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
And licked the soup from the cooks’ own ladles,
Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
Made nests inside men’s Sunday hats,
And even spoiled the women’s chats
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking
In fifty different sharps and flats.
– Robert Browning

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
– Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
– Robert Browning

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 hundreds soon hit: His high man, aiming at a million, Misses an unit.
– Robert Browning

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
– Robert Browning

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
– Robert Browning
The year’s at the spring,
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’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

Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
– Robert Browning

What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
– Robert Browning

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
– Robert Browning

We loved, sir — used to meet:
How sad and bad and mad it was —
But then, how it was sweet!
– Robert Browning

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life’s business being just the terrible choice.
– Robert Browning

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.
– Robert Browning


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