Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
Quote by Robert Browning
Robert Browning Quotes
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds?
Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain
I would have rummaged, ransacked at the word; Those old odd corners of an empty...
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?
In heaven I yearn for knowledge, account all else inanity; On earth I confess an...
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God...
When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the...
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
My sun sets to rise again.
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what...
All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by...
Love is energy of life.
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, lest you should think he...
How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart...
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.