Robert Southey Quotes

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What will not woman, gentle woman dare, when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
— Robert Southey
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
— Robert Southey

youth

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.
— Robert Southey
Would you know whether the tendency of a book is good or evil, examine in what state of mind you lay it down.
— Robert Southey
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams—the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

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If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
— Robert Southey

communication

They sin who tell us love can die; With life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity . . . Love is indestructible.
— Robert Southey
A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.