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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.

And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.

For tis not in mere death that men die most.

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

He lives most life whoever breathes most air.

He said true things, but called them by wrong names.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.

If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.

If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.

Light tomorrow with today!

My sun sets to raise again.

Since when was genius found respectable?