1491 Total Quotes

English Poet Quotes

We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent -- criticism.
Frank Clark
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Alexander Pope
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be.
Alexander Pope
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Robert Browning
Faultless to a fault.
Robert Browning
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Robert Browning
I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Robert Browning
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Hilaire Belloc
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc
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H. Auden
Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
H. Auden
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Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton
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Hilaire Belloc
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
Hilaire Belloc
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Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
Thomas Tusser
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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
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I realize that humor isn't for everyone. It's only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.
Anne Schaef
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Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
Abraham Cowley
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Nothing is to come, and nothing past: But an eternal now, does always last.
Abraham Cowley
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God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
Abraham Cowley
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There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Frank Clark
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The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
E. Housman
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Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
E. Housman
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Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
E. Housman
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Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
E. Housman
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The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me.
E. Housman
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That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
William Wordsworth
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Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.
Philip Larkin
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If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
E. Housman
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Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
William Wordsworth
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One of the glories of New York is its ethnic food, and only McDonald's and Burger King equalize us all.
John Corry
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Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young
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Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
Aaron Hill
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Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
Aaron Hill
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Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.
Aaron Hill
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Reason gains all people by compelling none.
Aaron Hill
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