Robert Southey

Robert Southey
Robert Southey
  • Born: August 12, 1774
  • Died: March 21, 1843
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet









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In size and population Manchester is the second city in the United Kingdom, containing above four-score thousand inhabitants. Imagine this multitude crowded together in narrow streets, the houses all built of brick and blackened with smoke; frequent buildings among them as large as convents ... where you hear from within ... the everlasting din of machinery; and where, when the bell rings, it is to call wretches to their work instead of to their prayers…. if Dante had peopled one of his hells with children, here was a scene worthy to have supplied him with new images of torment Poverty
The laws are with us, and God on our side. Miscellaneous
A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves. Religion & God
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things. Life
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. Life
Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. Time ;Friendship
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;War & Peace
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. Time ;Sympathy
They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?

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