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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We all have known good critics, who have stamped out poet's hopes; Good statesmen, who pulled ruin on the state; Good patriots, who, for a theory, risked a cause; Good kings, who disemboweled for a tax; Good Popes, who brought all good to jeopardy; Good Christians, who sat still in easy-chairs; And damned the general world for standing up. Now, may the good God pardon all good men!
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Goodness

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Think, in mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Angels

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He said true things, but called them by wrong names.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
He's just, your cousin, ay, abhorrently; He'd wash his hands in blood, to keep them clean
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Blood

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Photography #Association

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Beauty

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet #Blush

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Courage

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Death

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Despair

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My sun sets to raise again.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways./ I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight / For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Love

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need,by sun and candle light...I love thee with the breath,smiles,tears,of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Love

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#English Poet #Genius

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Dreams #English Poet

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#Love #Quote of the Day