Robert Browning Quotes

Most popular Robert Browning Quotes

Less is more.
— Robert Browning


Consume your own smoke.
— Robert Browning
Love, I say, is energy of life.
— Robert Browning
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.


Stung by the splendor of sudden thought.
— Robert Browning
Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!


So free we seem, so fettered fast we are!


'Tis looking downward that makes one dizzy.
— Robert Browning
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
— Robert Browning

success & failure years failure success

Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.

Brain head and heart

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.


Progress is 
The law of life: man is not Man as yet.


Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.
— Robert Browning

solitude music

I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.


So absolutely good is truth, truth never hurts the teller.
— Robert Browning
Would you have your songs endure? Build on the human heart.
— Robert Browning
I judge people by what they might be, - not are, nor will be.
— Robert Browning

dealing with people potential

There is no truer truth obtainable by man than comes of music.
— Robert Browning
God is the perfect poet,
Who in his person acts his own creations.


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


Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for.
— Robert Browning


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


Love, hope, fear, faith—these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
— 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
All service is the same with God,
With God, whose puppets, best and worst,
Are we: there is no last nor first.


Why comes temptation but for man to meet
And master and make crouch beneath his foot,
And so be pedestalled in triumph?
— 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.


Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labour, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
— Robert Browning