Quotations by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett


Happy are all free peoples, too strong to be dispossessed.
But blessed are those among nations who dare to be strong for the rest!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet
“A Court Lady,” st. 20 (1859)
Added on 2-Jan-08 | Last updated 2-Jan-08
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The devil’s most devilish when respectable.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet
“Aurora Leigh” (1857)
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‘Yes,’ I answered you last night;
‘No,’ this morning, sir, I say.
Colors seen by candle-light,
Will not look the same by day.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet
“The Lady’s ‘Yes'”, st. 1 (1844)
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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 it.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet
Aurora Leigh, Bk. II (1856)
Added on 10-Dec-07 | Last updated 10-Dec-07
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Men get opinions as boys learn to spell: by reiteration chiefly.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) English poet
Aurora Leigh, Bk. VI (1857)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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