Elizabeth Barrett Quotes

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God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers, And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face, A gauntlet with a gift in it.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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And each man stand with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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Light tomorrow with today!
– Elizabeth Barrett

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Two human loves make one divine.
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I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
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Whoso loves believes the impossible.
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First time he kiss’d me, he but only kiss’d The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And ever since it grew more clean and white.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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I was betrothed that day; I wore a troth kiss on my lips I could not give away.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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Thy lips which spake wrong counsel, I kiss close.
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We overstate the ills of life, and take Imagination… down our earth to rake.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
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At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
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He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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He lives most life whoever breathes most air.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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Grief is the price we pay for love.
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You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
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If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
– Elizabeth Barrett

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