Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

Most popular Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

Only the Good discerns the good.

Goodness

Who so loves believes the impossible.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

love cynical

Every wish
Is like a prayer—with God.

wish prayer

Since when was genius found respectable?
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Frequent tears have run
The colors from my life.

tears

I worked with patience which means almost power.

patience

Men do not think of sons, when they fall in love.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Every age appears to souls who live in it most unheroic.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What is art,
But life upon the larger scale, the higher.

art

Colors seen by candle-light
Will not look the same by day.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

color

What is genius—but the power of expressing a new individuality?

genius

Knowledge by suffering entereth,
And Life is perfected by Death.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

suffering

Men get opinions as boys learn to spell,
By reiteration chiefly.

opinions

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Many a fervid man
Writes books as cold and flat as graveyard stones.

books

Intelligence recognizes what has happened. Genius recognizes what will happen.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

genius

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
If we tried To sink the past beneath our feet, be sure The future would not stand.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

future

No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

friendship reading God

Books are men of higher stature,
And the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning Poems

books

The face of all the world is changed, I think,
Since I first heard the footsteps of thy soul.

love

I did some excellent things indifferently,
Some bad things excellently. Both were praised,
The latter loudest.

excellence

An ignorance of means may minister
To greatness, but an ignorance of aims
Makes it impossible to be great at all.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

aim high

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in't.

God

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in 't.

prayer

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.

love

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries,
And daub their natural faces unaware.

awareness