Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Conviction was not, courage failed, and truth was something to be doubted of. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Happy are all free peoples, too strong to he dispossessed. But blessed are those among nations who dare to be strong for the rest! Leaders & Leadership ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
He said true things, but called them by wrong names. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly. Human Nature
Since when was genius found respectable? Miscellaneous
A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
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. Religion & God
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. Time
For tis not in mere death that men die most. Death
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? Life
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. Religion & God
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. Religion & God
He lives most life whoever breathes most air. Life
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you desire faith, then you have faith enough. Religion & God
Light tomorrow with today! Inspiration
My sun sets to rise again. Inspiration
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;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.' Death
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? Power
Who so loves believes the impossible. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. Life

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