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All Quotes by author - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
" And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can. "
" An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all. "
" At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. "
" A woman is always younger than a man at equal years. "
" But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath! "
" Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes. "
" First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white. "
" For tis not in mere death that men die most. "
" Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl? "
" God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it. "
" God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. "
" He lives most life whoever breathes most air. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. "
" Light tomorrow with today! "
" 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. "
" 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.' "
" 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. "
" 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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