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That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
by Robert Browning

That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,
lest you should think he never could recapture the
first fine careless rapture!
- Robert Browning

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
- Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

 

Love is energy of life.
- Robert Browning

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

God is the perfect poet.
- Robert Browning

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Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
- Robert Browning

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
- Robert Browning

If you get simple beauty and naught else,
you get about the best thing God invents.
- Robert Browning

What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew.
- Robert Browning

White shall not neutralize the black,
nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so:
life's business being just the terrible choice.
- Robert Browning

But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to
keep the nerves at strain,
to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
and baffled, get up and begin again.
- Robert Browning

Oh, to be in England now that April's there.
- Robert Browning

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
- Robert Browning

On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
- Robert Browning

Ambition is not what man does...
but what man would do.
- Robert Browning

Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

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

Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why,
all men strive and who succeeds?
- Robert Browning

Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
- Robert Browning

I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
- Robert Browning

My sun sets to rise again.
- Robert Browning

How good is man's life, the mere living!
How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
- Robert Browning

I give the fight up: let there be an end,
a privacy, an obscure nook for me.
I want to be forgotten even by God.
- Robert Browning

You should not take a fellow eight years old and make
him swear to never kiss the girls.
- Robert Browning

Tis not what man Does which exalts him,
but what man Would do!
- Robert Browning

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
- Robert Browning

Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
- Robert Browning

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

Faultless to a fault.
- Robert Browning

So, fall asleep love, loved by me...
for I know love, I am loved by thee.
- Robert Browning

The moment eternal - just that and no more -
When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core While cheeks burn,
arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet!
- Robert Browning

What's a man's age? He must hurry more,
that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
- Robert Browning

The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life:
Try to be Shakespeare,
leave the rest to fate!
- Robert Browning

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed,
though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
sleep to wake.
- Robert Browning

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone is wise, until he speaks.
- Irish proverb

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Every day is a new beginning -
a day for a new plan and new action.
If today, in conscious awareness, you choose
the same plan as yesterday, you are wise.
If you choose a different plan, you are equally wise.
Whatever you choose, choose with intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone
what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

A wise girl kisses but doesn't love,
listens but doesn't believe,
and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't
always have to be their top priority.
- William Arthur Ward


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