49 Total Quotes

Robert Southey Quotes

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
Robert Southey
#Affection

There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits
Robert Southey
#Home

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.
Robert Southey
#English Poet

They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.
Robert Southey
#Life #English Poet

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Robert Southey
#English Poet #Deception

The three indispensable of genius are: understanding, feeling, and perseverance; the three things that enrich genius are: contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory
Robert Southey
#Contentment

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.
Robert Southey
#English Poet #Body

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
Robert Southey
#Aspirations

Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book
Robert Southey
#Books And Reading

A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness
Robert Southey
#Happiness

I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.
Robert Southey
#Appearance

Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Robert Southey
#English Poet

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
Robert Southey
#English Poet

What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Robert Southey
#English Poet

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
Robert Southey
#English Poet

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.
Robert Southey
#English Poet #Man

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Robert Southey
#Ambition

Curses are like young chickens, they always come home to roost
Robert Southey
#Home

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.
Robert Southey
#English Poet #Mind

Thou hast been called, O Sleep! The friend of woe; But 'tis the happy that have called thee so
Robert Southey
#Sleep

It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
Robert Southey
#Hell #English Poet

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey
#Words

It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn
Robert Southey
#Words

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey
#English Poet