45 Motivational Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes For Success

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime. Born in County Durham, the eldest of 12 children, Elizabeth Barrett wrote poetry from the age of eleven. This Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes on love, death will motivate you.

Best Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes

  1. “Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. “Silence is the best response to a fool.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4. “I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  5. “You’re something between a dream and a miracle.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  6. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  7. “Why, what is to live? Not to eat and drink and breathe,—but to feel the life in you down all the fibers of being, passionately and joyfully.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  8. “You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. “Gaze up at the stars knowing that I see the same sky and wish the same sweet dreams.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  10. “The little cares that fretted me, I lost them yesterday Among the fields above the sea, Among the winds at play.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  11. “Light tomorrow with today!” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  12. “Art is much, but love is more.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  13. “What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  14. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. “Two human loves make one divine.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16. “If thou must love me, let it be for naught Except for love’s sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile … her look … her way Of speaking gently … for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day- For these things in themselves, Beloved, may Be changed, or change for thee-and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  17. “truth outlives pain, as the soul does life.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  18. “It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  19. “With stammering lips and insufficient sound, I strive and struggle to deliver right the music of my nature.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  20. “A great man leaves clean work behind him, and requires no sweeper up of the chips.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  21. “Whoever lives true life, will love true love.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  22. “There are nettles everywhere, but smooth, green grasses are more common still; the blue of heaven is larger than the cloud.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  23. “And wilt thou have me fashion into speech The love I bear thee, finding words enough, And hold the torch out, while the winds are rough, Between our faces, to cast light on each? – I drop it at thy feet. I cannot teach My hand to hold my spirits so far off From myself–me–that I should bring thee proof In words, of love, hid in me out of reach. Nay, let the silence of my womanhood Commend my woman-love to thy belief, – Seeing that I stand unwon, however, wooed, And rend the garment of my life, in brief, By a most dauntless, voiceless fortitude, Lest one touch of this heart convey its grief.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  24. “He who breathes deepest lives most.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  25. “Love me sweet With all thou art Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the Lightest part, Love me in full Being.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  26. “The essence of all beauty, I call love.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. “Who so loves believes the impossible.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  28. “Much of the possibility of being cheerful comes from the faculty of throwing oneself beyond oneself.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  29. “How many desolate creatures on the earth have learned the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  30. “A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, — prate of woman’s rights, of woman’s mission, woman’s function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, A woman’s function plainly is… to talk. Poor souls, they are very reasonably vexed!” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes
  31. “And if God choose I shall but love thee better after death.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  32. “If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  33. “His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  34. “Never say No when the world says Aye.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  35. “Nosegays! leave them for the waking,
    Throw them earthward where they grew
    Dim are such, beside the breaking
    Amaranths he looks unto.
    Folded eyes see brighter colors than the open ever do.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  36. “Guess now who holds thee?’–‘Death,’ I said. But,
    there,
    The silver answer rang, . . . ‘Not Death, but Love.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  37. “O brave poets, keep back nothing; Nor mix falsehood with the whole! Look up Godward! speak the truth in Worthy song from earnest soul! Hold, in high poetic duty, Truest Truth the fairest Beauty.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  38. “The music soars within the little lark, And the lark soars.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  39. “I love thee to the level of everyday’s most quiet need, by sun and candle light…I love thee with the breath,smiles,t ears,of all my life.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  40. “I love thee with the passion put to use
    In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
    I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
    With my lost saints,-I love thee with the breath,
    Smiles, tears, of all my life!-and, if God choose,
    I shall but love thee better after death.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  41. “If you desire faith, then you have faith enough.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  42. “No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  43. “Enough! we’re tired, my heart and I. We sit beside the headstone thus And wish that name were carved for us. The moss reprints more tenderly The hard types of the mason’s knife, As Heaven’s sweet life renews earth’s life With which we’re tired, my heart and I… In this abundant earth, no doubt Is little room for things worn out: Disdain them, break them, throw them by! And if before the days grew rough We once were loved, used, – well enough, I think, we’ve fared, my heart and I.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  44. “The world’s male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  45. “Suddenly, as rare things will, it vanished.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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