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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

  • What is art
But life upon the larger scale, the higher,
When, graduating up in a spiral line
Of still expanding and ascending gyres,
It pushes toward the intense significance
Of all things, hungry for the
Infinite?
Art's life, - and where we live, we suffer and toil.
- Aurora Leigh
  • Books succeed,
And lives fail.
- Aurora Leigh
  • Never say No when the world says Aye.
- Aurora Leigh
  • I should not dare to call my soul my own.
- Aurora Leigh
  • Since when was genius found respectable?
- Aurora Leigh
  • Whoever loves true life, will love true love.
- Aurora Leigh
  • The world's male chivalry has perished out,
But women are knight-errants to the last.
- Aurora Leigh
  • Most illogical
Irrational nature of our womanhood,
That blushes one way, feels another ways,
And prays, perhaps another!
- Aurora Leigh
  • So fair,
She takes the breath of men away
Who gaze upon her unaware.
- Bianca among the Nightingales
  • God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
- Sonnets from the Portuguese
  • How do I love thee? Let me count the ways,
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
- Sonnets from the Portuguese, 43
  • I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Sonnet from the Portuguese, 43
  • 'Yes', I answered you last night;
'No', this morning, sir, I say;
Colours seen by candle-light
Will not look the same by day.
- The Lady's 'Yes'
  • I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.
- 'Grief', Poems of 1844
  • If we tried
To sink the past beneath our feet, be sure
The future would not stand.
- Casa Guidi Windows

John Stuart Mill

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