Robert Browning Quotes

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 (1812-1889), British poet. Asolando, "Epilogue," st. 3 (1889).
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What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Toccata of Galuppi's, st. 14, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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Where the apple reddens Never pry— Lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Woman's Last Word, st. 5, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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Let's contend no more, Love Strive nor weep: All be as before, Love, MOnly sleep!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. A Woman's Last Word, st. 1, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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No, when the fight begins within himself, A man's worth something.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Bishop Blougram's Apology, l. 693-4, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, The superstitious atheist.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Bishop Blougram's Apology, l. 396-8, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855). These lines were cited by Graham Greene as the epigraph he would choose for all of his novels.
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Truth that peeps Over the glasses' edge when dinner's done.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Bishop Blougram's Apology, l. 17-8, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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The grand Perhaps! We look on helplessly, There the old misgivings, crooked questions are.
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Bishop Blougram's Apology, l. 189-90, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Bishop Blougram's Apology, l. 491-2, Men and Women, vol. 1 (1855).
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Well then, 'supposeth He is good i' the main, Placable if His mind and ways were guessed, But rougher than His handiwork, be sure!
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Caliban upon Setebos; or, Natural Theology in the Island (l. 110-112). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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