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.


Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!


Stung by the splendor of sudden thought.
— Robert Browning
So free we seem, so fettered fast we are!


'Tis looking downward that makes one dizzy.
— Robert Browning
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.

Brain head and heart

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
— Robert Browning

failure success success & failure years

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

potential dealing with people

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