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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes


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The child's heart curseth deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath.
[Children]
 

The devil's most devilish when respectable.
 

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
[Happiness]
 

The year's at the Spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hillside's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his Heaven - All's right with the world!
[World]
 

True knowledge comes only through suffering.
[Adversity]
 

Until they are of the age to use the brain.
[Success]
 

What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
 

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
 

Who so loves, believes the impossible.
[Introspection]
 

World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
 

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
 


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