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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Robert Browning on aspiration, music, inspiration, heaven, solitude, old-age, nature, poetry, determination, truth, strangle, humanity, reflection, love, rebirth, nostalgia, happiness and life.

64 Wonderful Quotes By Robert Browning, The Great English Poet

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet & Playwright

Born On: May 7, 1812

Died On: December 12, 1889

Born In: Camberwell

Died At Age: 77

Robert Browning was a 19th century poet and playwright. His proficiency in dramatic monologue made him one of the most celebrated Victorian poets. He was able to read and write by the age of 5, and composed an entire set of poems when he was 12. His first publication was ‘Pauline’, a series of poems that were criticized for containing a lot of personal information. Owing to the criticism of ‘Pauline’, he vowed to never include personal information in his writings. His book 'Men and Women' talked the relationship between him and the love of his life, Elizabeth. Browning wrote and published dramatic monologues that revolved around ‘painters’, ‘writers’ and ‘mad-men’. ‘Porphyria's Lover’, ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ and ‘My Last Duchess’ are some of his distinguished poems. Browning’s work, writings, thoughts, sayings and poems got recognition that he truly deserved when he was in his 60s. His poems, works, thoughts, quotations and writings still attract a large number of readership. Read On the quotes and sayings by this renowned poet.
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Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once.

Robert Browning

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!

Robert Browning

How sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet

Robert Browning

Love is the energy of life.

Robert Browning

I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.

Robert Browning

Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true.

Robert Browning

I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists.

Robert Browning

Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.

Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

Ignorance is not innocence but sin.

Robert Browning

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.

Robert Browning

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character

Robert Browning

God is the perfect poet.

Robert Browning

What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth — Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?

Robert Browning

Without love, our earth is a tomb

Robert Browning

In this world, who can do a thing, will not; And who would do it, cannot, I perceive: Yet the will's somewhat — somewhat, too, the power — And thus we half-men struggle.

Robert Browning

On a day like today I am stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.

Robert Browning

If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing god invents

Robert Browning

Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.

Robert Browning

A lion may die of an ass's kick.

Robert Browning

Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her- Next time, herself!-not the trouble behind her

Robert Browning

Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy".

Robert Browning

The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn; God's in His heaven— All's right with the world!

Robert Browning

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.

Robert Browning

Women hate a debt as men a gift.

Robert Browning

I know what I want and what I might gain, and yet, how profitless to know.

Robert Browning

As is your sort of mind, So is your sort of search: You will find what you desire.

Robert Browning

My whole life long I learn'd to love, This hour my utmost art I prove. And speak my passion—— heaven or hell? She will not give me heaven? 'Tis well!

Robert Browning

What youth deemed crystal,age finds out was dew

Robert Browning

Each life unfulfilled, you see; It hangs still, patchy and scrappy: We have not sighed deep, laughed free, Starved, feasted, despaired,—been happy.

Robert Browning

This world's no blot for us, Nor blank; it means intensely, and means good: To find its meaning is my meat and drink.

Robert Browning

What a name! Was it love or praise? Speech half-asleep or song half-awake? I must learn Spanish, one of these days, Only for that slow sweet name's sake.

Robert Browning

It is the glory and good of Art That Art remains the one way possible Of speaking truth - to mouths like mine, at least.

Robert Browning

Grow old with me. the best is yet to be. the last of life for which the first was made.

Robert Browning

A minute’s success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

What if we still ride on, we two With life for ever old yet new, Changed not in kind but in degree, The instant made eternity

Robert Browning

Just when I seemed about to learn! Where is the thread now? Off again! The old trick! Only I discern - Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.

Robert Browning

Smiling the boy fell dead.

Robert Browning

The good stars met in your horoscope, Made you of spirit and fire and dew.

Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made ...

Robert Browning

One taste of the old time sets all to rights.

Robert Browning

Any nose May ravage with impunity a rose.

Robert Browning

The Best Is Yet To Be

Robert Browning

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph.

Robert Browning

O lyric love! half angel half bird

Robert Browning

Our aspirations are our possibilities.

Robert Browning

Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also

Robert Browning

I was ever a fighter, so---one fight more, The best and the last! I would hate that death bandaged my eyes and forbore, and bade me creep past.

Robert Browning

Life with all it yields of joy and woe, And hope and fear, Is just our chance o’ the prize of learning love, How love might be, hath been indeed, and is.

Robert Browning

Why stay we on earth except to grow?

Robert Browning

When a man’s busy, why, leisure Strikes him as wonderful pleasure: ‘Faith, and at leisure once is he? Straightway he wants to be busy.

Robert Browning

Who was a queen and loved a poet once Humpbacked, a dwarf? ah, women can do that!

Robert Browning

Truth is within ourselves…there is an inmost center in us all..where truth abides in fulness--and to know,rather consists in open out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape

Robert Browning

Womanliness means only motherhood; All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

A man's reach should exceed his grasp

Robert Browning

Blot out his name, then, record one lost soul more, One task more declin'd, one more foot-path ontrod, One more devil's triumph and sorrow for angels, One wrong more to man, one more insult to God!

Robert Browning

What if all's appearance? Is not outside seeming real as substance inside? Both are facts, so leave me dreaming.

Robert Browning

God made all the creatures and them our love and out fear, To give sign, we and they are his children, one family here.

Robert Browning

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or else what's a heaven for?

Robert Browning

I find earth not gray but rosy; Heaven not grim but fair of hue. Do I stoop? I pluck a posy; Do I stand and stare? All's blue.

Robert Browning

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning