Elizabeth Barrett Browning
English poet, author
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes
The beautiful seems right by force of beauty and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love's sake only.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
The sweetest lives are those to duty wed, Whose deeds, both great and small Are close-knot strands of an unbroken thread There love ennobles all. The world may sound no trumpets, ring no bells The book of life the shining record tells. Thy love shall chant its own beatitudes After its own life-workings. A child's kiss Set on thy sighing lips shall make thee glad; A poor man served by thee shall make thee rich; A sick man helped by thee shall make thee strong; Thou shalt serve thyself by every sense, Of service which thou renderest.
And I smiled to think God's greatness flowed around our incompleteness, Round our restlessness His rest.
Oh, the little birds sang east, and the little birds sang west.
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.