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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes


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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.
 

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.
[Obscurity]
 

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
 

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.
 

Just for a handful of silver he left us, Just for a ribbon to stick in his coat.
[Corruption]
 

Let no one 'til his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work Until the day's out, and the labor done: Then bring your gauges.
 

Light tomorrow with today!
[The Future]
 

Love doesn't make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
[Life]
 

Many a fervid man writes books as cold and flat as graveyard stones.
[Writers And Writing]
 

Men get opinions as boys learn to spell: by reiteration chiefly.
[Opinion]
 

My sun sets to raise again.
 

Oh, to be in England, Now that April's there.
[England]
 

Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy."
 

Since when was genius found respectable?
 

Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
 

Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
 

The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
 


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