Q – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 – 1861 was an English poet during the Victorian period of history.

 

‘What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality’

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‘He lives most life whoever breathes most air’

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‘I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach’

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‘Measure not the work until the days out and the labour done’

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‘A woman’s always younger than a man at equal years’

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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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‘No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books’

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‘I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you’

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‘True knowledge comes only through suffering’

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‘Two human loves make one divine’

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‘The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness’

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‘I should not dare to call my soul my own’

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‘Books succeed; and lives fail’

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‘Two much beauty, I reckon, is nothing but too much sun’

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‘The devil’s most devilish when respectable’

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‘Whatever’s lost, it first was won’

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‘Folded eyes see brighter colours than the open ever do’

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‘Whoever lives true life, will love true love’

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‘Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile!’

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‘Silence is the best response to a fool’

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‘An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all’

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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 long’

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‘With stammering lips and insufficient sound, I strive and struggle to deliver right the music of my nature’

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‘Utterance is the evidence of foregone study’

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‘Never say No when the world says Aye’

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