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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
To a Vase

"How do I break thee? Let me count the ways.
I break thee if thou a...
HENRY N. BEARD
Elizabeth Barrett Browning could write a poem two pages long. Could she have brought it to a music p...
DOROTHY FIELDS
My mother taught me that reading is a kind of work, and that every paragraph merits exertion, and in...
HOPE JAHREN
To stand on the
brink of what is coming, feeling eager, optimistic anticipation—with no feeli...
ASK AND IT IS GIVEN
We are very excited to get Elizabeth. She has a lot of experience and is an excellent player.
EVELYN BEAN
It is most unlikely. But--here comes the big "but"--not impossible.
ROALD DAHL
I begin by imagining
The impossible
And end by accomplishing
The impossible.
SRI CHINMOY
Ah, the magic of music, with it, all things are possible.
E.A. BUCCHIANERI
I read everyday, because reading takes me away, away to a place where nothing is impossible.
MANOJ ARORA
If the best is possible, than good is never enough and only do the best.
ROBERT SIAHAAN
I'm not named after the character,' she said. 'I'm named after the entire opera.
JULIE ORRINGER
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
BO BENNETT
I'm not an Emontional, but how???
I live with the thought that "Nothing can be returned, it has...
DEYTH BANGER
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
JOHN HEYWOOD
About every six to eight months, I run into a man who astounds me sexually, but between escapades, I...
SUE GRAFTON
Nothing is impossible on 'Game of Thrones.'
FAYE MARSAY
The biggest attraction and distraction that happens simultaneously to one's attention are with his s...
ANUJ SOMANY
With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
DAISAKU IKEDA
Striving for the impossible is better than striving for nothing.
SCOTT MORTENSEN
One of my intentions with 'Rookie' is for the girls reading it to know that they are already...
TAVI GEVINSON
At times, training at home is a distraction, so training in Big Bear was a really good change.
CANELO ALVAREZ
Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpiece...
JOHN MORLEY
When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
RAMANA MAHARSHI
Romantic love is painful.
WILL.I.AM
Nokia is a distraction at this point and time.
YRA HARRIS
there are times when even great work is not enough to overcome other factors that destabilize a rela...
MICHAEL ROTH
A horse is a quadruped, and quadruped's latin for beast, as everybody that's gone through grammar kn...
CHARLES DICKENS
We all want to trust someone ,but we all think that what we see is real and the truth but if we trul...
GARY F EVANS...
We all want to trust someone ,but we all think that what we see is real and the truth but if we trul...
GARY F EVANS...
Money is not everything.
BEN OAK
Being stared at is not fun . . . There are times when someone on the street says, "Are you William H...
WILLIAM HURT
There are times when what's happening in rock is the best music in the world, and there are time...
CARLA BLEY
It is nearly impossible.'
'Nearly impossible and impossible are not the same thing.
KRISTIN HANNAH
This isn't a rosy time for anyone. The economy is not great, consumer confidence is down, and war is...
LAURENCE LEEDS
When you go through difficult times and painful circumstances, Do know that you are paying the price...
ASSYA MOUSSAID
Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring.
M. F. K. FISHER
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a...
E. L. DOCTOROW
The word "impossible" is only in the mind
And not in the heart.
If we can remain in the he...
SRI CHINMOY
No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – wo...
C.S. LEWIS
When house and land are gone and spent,/ Then learning is most excellent.
SAMUEL FOOTE
There are no opportune times for a penalty, and this is not one of those times.
JACK YOUNGBLOOD
The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but wha...
STEPHEN R. COVEY
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.
LAO TZU
Everyone in my story has it's own character, GreenHollyWood cheeky, hypocritical and near to mad guy...
DEYTH BANGER
Poems seem to have a life of their own. They tell you when enough is enough.
THOMAS LYNCH
Enough is enough. Enough of the waste. Enough of the spending. Enough of the debt. Enough of the arr...
DAN BENISHEK
There's only so far you can go before you say enough is enough.
JENNIFER GRANHOLM
When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent.
SAMUEL FOOTE
I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible.
MICHAEL PHELPS
There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: 'Enough is enough.'
LANCE ARMSTRONG
Like the Elizabeth I play, Queen Elizabeth is a monarch who actually moves with the times. She gets ...
SAMUEL BARNETT
Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception...
ROLLO MAY
Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
AUDREY HEPBURN
The possible is just the impossible that we've come to accept,
STEWART STAFFORD
Bill Barrett is a living legend and we wish him well in this third retirement.
GREG SCHNACKE
There is no proper time and place for reading. When the mood for reading comes, one can read anywher...
LIN YUTANG
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go ...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
There is room for 12 at the table, and Bob, Chuck and I have a wonderful time preparing the meal and...
KAREN GOODMAN
What it means is that the taste of the people who are buying at Barrett-Jackson are more attuned to ...
DAVE KINNEY
She is the rock 'n' roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be ...
PAUL MCCARTNEY
But there are times in this harum-scarum world when figuring out the right thing to do is quite simp...
LEMONY SNICKET
What if — is more complicated than that? What if maybe opposite is true as well? Because, if bad c...
DONNA TARTT
Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go q...
SAMUEL JOHNSON
We hope it's not a distraction. It's a big game for us. Cape is loaded offensively and defensively w...
JAMES IANDOLI
Change is painful, but patience and peace are God's gifts and our companions for the process!
TRAVIS J HEDRICK
God is not pleased with these mashed potato Christians. You know the kind that are found in the T.V....
LAMAR THOMPSON
I noticed that understanding truth is a difficult endeavour, many times impossible, and I continued ...
MARIANA FULGER
There are two reasons why people fail in life. One, when they think it is impossible and the other i...
VAISHNAVI YERRAM
Change is painful, but patience and peace are God's gifts and our companions for the process!
TRAVIS J HEDRICK
They are all quick, safe, reliable and certainly not painful at all.
CAROLYN SMITH
knowledge is protection from ignorance flood
ARYABOD SIHARYVANI
Some authors should be paid by the quantity NOT written.
ANONYMOUS
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is ...
HENRY BROOKS ADAMS
A book is an invitation to enter another person's mind and heart.
JAIME CONTRERAS
Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying th...
UNKNOWN
Reading is like permitting a man to talk a long time, and refusing you the right to answer.
ED HOWE
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.".
HILAIRE BELLOC
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
ANONYMOUS
Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more com...
W. GLADDEN
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenti...
MONTESQUIEU
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
DAWN ADAMS
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
DR. EMMIT FOX
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!.
FANNIE FLAGG
The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.
BIBLE
Statistically, if you're reading this sentence, you're an oddball. The average American spends three...
DICK MEYER
We battled away at times, but we are not creating chances and that is very disappointing,
ALAN SHEARER
It's tough when anyone is hurt, it's painful and awful.
CLAMP
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
WILLIAM LYON PHELPS
Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
AUSTIN PHELPS
I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all.
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
CLIFF FADIMAN
So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.
SYLVIA PLATH
Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgi...
MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
WALTER BAGEHOT
Keep your words sweet -- you may have to eat them. I expect to pass through this world but once; any...
STEPHAN GRELLET

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If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
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A woman's always younger than a man of equal years.
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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.
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And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And glittering eyes that showed t...
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Many a crown Covers bald foreheads.
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He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.
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The man, most man, works best for men: and, if most man indeed, he gets his manhood plainest from hi...
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Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
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That headlong ivy! not a leaf will grow But thinking of a wreath, . . . I like such ivy; bold...
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The music soars within the little lark, And the lark soars.
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God's prophets of the Beautiful, These Poets were.
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Every wish Is like a prayer--with God.
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He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
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Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.
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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, ...
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And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
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If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.
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You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life...
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O rose, who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet, But pale, and hard...
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The soul's Rialto hath its merchandise, I barter for curl upon that mart.
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul c...
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Yet half the beast is the great god Pan, To laugh, as he sits by the river, Making a poet out ...
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Italy/Is one thing, England one.
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We get no good by being ungenerous, even to a book, and calculating profits...so much help by so muc...
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All actual heroes are essential men, / And all men possible heroes...
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Whoso loves believes the impossible
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If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.
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My sun sets to raise again.
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Whoso loves believes the impossible
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul c...
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Thou large-brained woman and large-hearted man.
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Think, in mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfe...
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Life treads on life, and heart on heart: We press too close in church and mart, To keep a dream or g...
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And thus, what can we do, Poor rose and poet too, Who both antedate our mission In an un...
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This guelder rose, at far too slight a beck Of the wind, will toss about her flower-apples.
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How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfor...
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God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
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Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.
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But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
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What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of stil...
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Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor ...
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Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand.
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Books, books, books had found the secret of a garret-room piled high with cases in my father's name;...
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And lips say God be pitiful, who never said, God be praised.
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Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are lean...
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"Yes," I answered you last night; "No," this morning, sir, I say: Colors seen by candle-light ...
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Knowledge by suffering entereth, And life is perfected by Death.
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You forget too much That every creature, female as the male, Stands single in responsible act ...
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I was betrothed that day; I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give away.
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And lilies are still lilies, pulled By smutty hands, though spotted from their white.
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Eve is a twofold mystery.
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A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, ...
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Pansies for ladies all--(I wis That none who wear such brooches miss A jewel in the mirror).
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The large white owl that with eye is blind, That hath sate for years in the old tree hollow, I...
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What is art But life upon the larger scale, the higher, When, graduating up in a spiral line ...
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"There's nothing great Nor small," has said a poet of our day, Whose voice will ring beyond th...
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Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
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The devil's most devilish when respectable
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The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it re...
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God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
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My sun sets to raise again.
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O earth, so full of dreary noises! / O men, with wailing in your voices! / O delvèd gold, the waile...
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O, brothers! let us leave the shame and sin Of taking vainly in a plaintive mood, The holy na...
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Free men freely work: Whoever fears God, fears to sit at ease.
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Let no one till his death Be called unhappy. Measure not the work Until the day's out and the...
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For poets (bear the word) Half-poets even, are still whole democrats.
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The world of books is still the world.
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Quick-loving hearts ... may quickly loathe.
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O Life,
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Enough of life in so much! — her...
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Men could not part us with their worldly jars,
Nor the seas change us, nor the tempests bend; ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Red as a rose of Harpocrate.
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You smell a rose through a fence: If two should smell it, what matter?
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There, Shakespeare, on whose forehead climb The crowns o' the world. Oh, eyes sublime With te...
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Thank God for grace, Ye who weep only! If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a dese...
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Women known
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The man, most man,
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He gets his manhood plainest f...
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Books succeed, and lives fail.
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The place is all awave with trees, Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded, Acacias having drunk the lee...
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Wall must get the weather stain Before they grow the ivy.
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Hope, he called, belief In God,--work, worship . . . therefore let us pray!
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Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss close.
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Capacity for joy Admits temptation.
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The works of women are symbolical.
We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight,
Producing ...
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And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy ...
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. . . Purple lilies Dante blew To a larger bubble with his prophet breath.
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For tis not in mere death that men die most.
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The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
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What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly
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Good aims not always make good books.
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In this bad, twisted, topsy-turvy world, Where all the heaviest wrongs get uppermost.
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Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death
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"There is no God," the foolish saith, But none, "There is no sorrow." And nature oft the cry of ...
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Light tomorrow with today.
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Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, By reiteration chiefly.
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A white rosebud for a guerdon.
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You're something between a dream and a miracle.
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Who so loves believes the impossible.
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Very whitely still The lilies of our lives may reassure Their blossoms from their roots, acces...
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Deep violets, you liken to The kindest eyes that look on you, Without a thought disloyal.
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He likes the poor things of the world the best, I would not, therefore, if I could be rich. It...
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If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for...
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The world goes whispering to its own, "This anguish pierces to the bone;" And tender friends g...
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First time he kiss'd me, he but only kiss'd The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And ev...
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God keeps a niche In Heaven, to hold our idols; and albeit He brake them to our faces, and den...
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Beautiful. (in reply to her husband who had asked how she felt moments before her death.).
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Ah, ah, Cytherea! Adonis is dead. She wept tear after tear, with the blood which was shed,-- ...
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Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor's done.
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I wish I were the lily's leaf To fade upon that bosom warm, Content to wither, pale and brief,...
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O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak th...
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God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
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He lives most life whoever breathes most air.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Speak low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low, Lest I sho...
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A worthless woman! mere cold clay As all false things are! but so fair, She takes the breath...
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways./ I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My sou...
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My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!
And yet they seem alive and quivering
Against ...
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Earth's crammed with Heaven. And every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees, takes off h...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly
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Into our deep, dear silence.
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Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
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How he sleepeth! having drunken Weary childhood's mandragore, From his pretty eyes have sunke...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
By the way, The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull out sight,...
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Yet here's eglantine, Here's ivy!--take them as I used to do Thy flowers, and keep them where ...
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She lived, we'll say,
A harmless life, she called a
virtuous life,
A quiet life, whi...
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OF writing many books there is no end;
And I who have written much in prose and verse
For ...
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Witch, scholar, poet, dreamer, and the rest...
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God's gifts put men's best dreams to shame.
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Love me sweet
With all thou art
Feeling, thinking, seeing;
Love me in the Lightest...
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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
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The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, Let no one be called happy till his death; to which ...
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He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My ...
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The place is all awave with trees,
Limes, myrtles, purple-beaded,
Acacias having drunk the lee...
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O rose, who dares to name thee?
No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet,
But pale, and hard...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell by reiteration chiefly.
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A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps t...
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I think it frets the saints in heaven to see
How many desolate creatures on the earth
Have lea...
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What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
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Since when was genius found respectable?
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What monster have we here? A great Deed at this hour of day? A great just deed -- and not for pay? A...
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This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which bac...
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The beauty seems right By force of beauty, and the feeble wrong Because of weakness.
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And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned t...
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And friends, dear friends,--when it shall be That this low breath is gone from me, And gone my...
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Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees takes ...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music d...
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You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole li...
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Brazen helm of daffodillies, With a glitter toward the light. Purple violets for the mouth, ...
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At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionari...
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First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever si...
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Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
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An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be g...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
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But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!
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Light tomorrow with today!
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"For if I wait," said she, "Till time for roses be,-- For the moss-rose and the musk-rose, ...
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Sleep on, Baby, on the floor, Tired of all the playing, Sleep with smile the sweeter for ...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, World's cruelty is bitter bane; But pain is not the...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Earth's crammed with Heaven. And every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees, takes off h...
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