Robert Browning Quotes

Progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beasts': God is, they are, Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Death in the Desert, l. 586-8, Dramatis Personae (1864).
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Inscribe all human effort with one word, Artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 11, l. 1560 (1868-1869).
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Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Death in the Desert, l. 59 (1864).
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O lyric Love, half angel and half bird And all a wonder and a wild desire.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 1, l. 1391-2 (1868-1869).
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Let us try. To-morrow, how you shall be glad for this!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 19-20). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Everyone soon or late comes round by Rome.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 5, l. 296 (1868-1869).
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You called me, and I came home to your heart.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto (l. 171). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Faultless to a fault.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 9, l. 1177 (1868-1869).
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Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Andrea del Sarto, l. 97-8, Men and Women, vol. 2 (1855).
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There's a new tribunal now Higher than God's—the educated man's!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. The Ring and the Book, bk. 10, l. 1976-7 (1868-1869).
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