Find important quotes and citations by the author Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Quote 2171Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
Quote 2170Children use the fist until they are of the age to use the brain
Quote 2169He lives most life whoever breathes most air
Quote 2167God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, and thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, a gauntlet with a gift in it
Quote 2166Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand
Quote 2165Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly
Quote 2164At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction
Quote 2163World's use is cold, world's love is vain, world's cruelty is bitter bane; but is not the fruit of pain
Quote 2162The devil's most devilish when respectable
Quote 2054The man, most man, works best for men: and, if most man indeed, he gets his manhood plainest from his soul
Quote 2053How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital
Quote 2052The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness
Quote 2051Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labour done
Quote 2050If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.
Quote 2049Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death
Quote 992God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame
Quote 773Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Quote 598A woman's always younger than a man at equal years
Quote 545What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes
Quote 501I love you not only for what you are, But for what I am when I'm with you.
Quote 500If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only
Quote 402You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Quote 401I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life