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Robert Browning Quotes

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?

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.

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.

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

Faultless to a fault.

God is the perfect poet.

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.

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.

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.

Love is energy of life.

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

My sun sets to rise again.

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!

Oh, to be in England now that April's there.

On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.