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Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?


Robert Browning

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ROBERT BROWNING
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp - or what's a heaven for?
ROBERT BROWNING
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There i...
ROBERT BROWNING
There shall never be one lost good! What was shall live as before; The evil is null, is nought, ...
ROBERT BROWNING
My star, God's glowworm.
ROBERT BROWNING
What? Was man made a wheel-work to wind up, And be discharged, and straight wound up anew? No...
ROBERT BROWNING
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
ROBERT BROWNING
Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away.
ROBERT BROWNING
Hand Grasps at hand, eye lights eye in good friendship, And great hearts expand And grow...
ROBERT BROWNING
Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
ROBERT BROWNING
The year's at the spring / And day's at the morn; / Morning's at seven; / The hillside's dew-pearled...
ROBERT BROWNING
In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an itch for the praise...
ROBERT BROWNING
Outside are the storms and strangers: We - Oh, close, safe and warm sleep I and she, I - and she
ROBERT BROWNING
Our guards really worked hard this summer on their shooting. You can't rely on your shooting all the...
ROBERT BROWNING
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed, As God be thanked! I...
ROBERT BROWNING
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
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I watched my foolish heart expand / In the lazy glow of benevolence, / O'er the various modes of man...
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Without love, our earth is a tomb
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Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true.
ROBERT BROWNING
When a man's busy, why leisure Strikes him as wonderful pleasure: Faith, and at leisure once is he? ...
ROBERT BROWNING
With shrieking and squeaking / In fifty different sharps and flats.
ROBERT BROWNING
I heard a sound as of scraping tripe, / And putting apples wondrous ripe, / Into a cider- press's gr...
ROBERT BROWNING
But facts are facts and flinch not
ROBERT BROWNING
If two lives join, there is oft a scar, / They are one and one, with a shadowy third; / One near one...
ROBERT BROWNING
As for the grass, it grew as scant as hair / In leprosy.
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O world as God has made it! All is beauty.
ROBERT BROWNING
He who did most, shall bear most; the strongest shall stand the most weak.
ROBERT BROWNING
Boston's a hole, the herring-pond is wide.
ROBERT BROWNING
Reads verse and thinks she understands.
ROBERT BROWNING
Make no more giants, God!But elevate the race at once!
ROBERT BROWNING
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
ROBERT BROWNING
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he never could recaptur...
ROBERT BROWNING