Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

46 Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes:

"Whoso loves believes the impossible"
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name; Piled high, packed large, /where, creeping in and out among the giant fossils of my past, like some small nimble mouse between the ribs of a mastodon, I nibbled here and there at this or that box, pulling through the gap, in heats of terror, haste, victorious joy, the first book first. And how I felt it beat under my pillow, in the morning's dark. An hour before the sun would let me read! My books!"
"The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna."
"An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great at all."
"A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation."
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Neighbors Quotes
"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?"
"How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital."
"The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust."
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Charming Quotes
"What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes."
"And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can."
"But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!"
"This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar."
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"Into our deep, dear silence."
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Silence Quotes
"The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness."
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"He's just, your cousin, ay, abhorrently; He'd wash his hands in blood, to keep them clean"
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Blood Quotes
"God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame."
"If you desire faith, then you have faith enough."
"I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach"
Author: Browning Quotes Category: Despair Quotes
"If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only."
"Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes."

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