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15 Inspiring Quotes By Andrew Marvell That Will Make Your Day

Famous As: Poet
Born On: March 31, 1621
Died On: August 16, 1678
Born In: Winestead, England
Died At Age: 57
Andrew Marvell was a renowned English poet, satirist and a politician. He was inclined towards writing poems since an early age and had even published a couple of them in the college magazine. He wanted to pursue his master's degree but the untimely death of his father forced him to work. He further went on to travel all over Europe while doing petty jobs which helped him learn various languages including French and Italian. After this journey, he wrote several royalist poems which helped him gain a reputation as a Royalist sympathizer. He further became a tutor to the daughter of Lord General Thomas Fairfax and during this period he wrote some of his most notable poems including ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and ‘Upon Appleton House’. He later became a tutor to the Lord Commander’s son where he got the opportunity to visit Bermuda a couple of times. These visits inspired him to write another notable poem of his life titled ‘Bermudas’.  His rising fame and popularity helped him to be elected as a Member of Parliament and turned him towards government service for the rest of his life. We bring to you a collection of thoughts and quotes by Andrew Marvell which have been scanned from the vast sea of his work. Go through the notable quotations and sayings by Andrew Marvell whose poems, writings and work continue to fascinate the masses even after centuries of his death.
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Had we but world enough and time, 
This coyness, lady, were no crime. 
We would sit down, and think which way 
To walk, and pass our long love’s day.

Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long love’s day.

Andrew Marvell
Thus, though we cannot make our sun 
Stand still, yet we will make him run.

Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.

Andrew Marvell
My love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis, for object, strange and high;
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility.

My love is of a birth as rare As 'tis, for object, strange and high; It was begotten by Despair Upon Impossibility.

Andrew Marvell
The grave's a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.

The grave's a fine and private place, But none, I think, do there embrace.

Andrew Marvell
But at my back I always hear 
Time’s wingd chariot hurrying near

But at my back I always hear Time’s wingd chariot hurrying near

Andrew Marvell
Had we but world enough, and time

Had we but world enough, and time

Andrew Marvell
Music, the mosaic of the air

Music, the mosaic of the air

Andrew Marvell
As lines, so love's oblique, may well
Themselves in every angle greet :
But ours, so truly parallel,
Though infinite, can never meet.

As lines, so love's oblique, may well Themselves in every angle greet : But ours, so truly parallel, Though infinite, can never meet.

Andrew Marvell
But at my back I always hear 
Time’s wingd chariot hurrying near; 
And yonder all before us lie 
Deserts of vast eternity.

But at my back I always hear Time’s wingd chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity.

Andrew Marvell
To wander solitary there:
Two paradises ‘twere in one
To live in paradise alone.

To wander solitary there: Two paradises ‘twere in one To live in paradise alone.

Andrew Marvell
For Juliana comes, and she, what I do to the grass, does to my thoughts and me.

For Juliana comes, and she, what I do to the grass, does to my thoughts and me.

Andrew Marvell
But Fate does iron wedges drive,
And always crowds itself betwixt.

But Fate does iron wedges drive, And always crowds itself betwixt.

Andrew Marvell
My vegetable love will grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow.

My vegetable love will grow Vaster than empires, and more slow.

Andrew Marvell
What wondrous life in this I lead
Ripe apples drop about my head

What wondrous life in this I lead Ripe apples drop about my head

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If these the Times, then this must be the Man.

[Andrew Marvell on Oliver Cromwell]

If these the Times, then this must be the Man. [Andrew Marvell on Oliver Cromwell]

Andrew Marvell