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Robert Browning Quotes


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The moment eternal - just that and no more - When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!
 

There are those who believe something, and therefore will tolerate nothing; and on the other hand, those who tolerate everything, because they believe nothing.
[Toleration]
 

There are times when patience proves at fault.
 

Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
[Aspiration]
 

Truth is truth howe'er it strike.
 

Truth never hurts the teller.
 

We loved, sir - used to meet: how sad and bad and mad it was - but the, how it was sweet!
 

What most moved him was a certain meal on beans.
 

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
 

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
 

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
 

When a man's busy, leisure strikes him as a wonderful pleasure; and at leisure once is he? Straightway he wants to be busy.
 

When pain ends, gain ends too.
 

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
[Self Control]
 

White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so: life's business being just the terrible choice.
 

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
[Music]
 

Who knows most, doubts most; entertaining hope means recognizing fear.
 

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.
 

Your children are not dead. They are just waiting until the world deserves them.
[Children]
 


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