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.
Quote by Robert Browning
Robert Browning Quotes
This is our master, famous, calm, and dead, Borne on our shoulders.
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good Compensate bad in man, absolve him so:...
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Faultless to a fault.
What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what...
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than...
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
But facts are facts and flinch not
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the...
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart...
Therefore I summon age To grant youth's heritage.
White shall not neutralize the black, nor good compensate bad in man, absolve him so:...
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.