Robert Southey Quotes

Top 61 wise famous quotes and sayings by Robert Southey

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Robert Southey quotes: Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
Robert Southey quotes: There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never know beyond its hallowed limits. There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never know beyond its hallowed limits.
Robert Southey quotes: The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
Robert Southey quotes: Man hath a weary pilgrimage,As through the word he wends;On every stage, from youth to age,Still discontent attends. Man hath a weary pilgrimage,
As through the word he wends;
On every stage, from youth to age,
Still discontent attends.
Robert Southey quotes: One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary. One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.
Robert Southey quotes: Happy thoseWho in the after-days shall live, when TimeHath spoken, and the multitude of yearsTaught wisdom to mankind! Happy those
Who in the after-days shall live, when Time
Hath spoken, and the multitude of years
Taught wisdom to mankind!
Robert Southey quotes: Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die. Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
Robert Southey quotes: If you would be pungent, be brief. If you would be pungent, be brief.
Robert Southey quotes: Few people give themselves time to be friends. Few people give themselves time to be friends.
Robert Southey quotes: Easier were it To hurl the rooted mountain from its base, Than force the yoke of slavery upon men Determin'd to be free. Easier were it To hurl the rooted mountain from its base, Than force the yoke of slavery upon men Determin'd to be free.
Robert Southey quotes: Earth could not hold us both, nor can one heaven Contain my deadliest enemy and me. Earth could not hold us both, nor can one heaven Contain my deadliest enemy and me.
Robert Southey quotes: Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves. Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Robert Southey quotes: By writing much, one learns to write well. By writing much, one learns to write well.
Robert Southey quotes: Beware of those who are homeless by choice! You have no hold on human being whose affections are without a top-root! Beware of those who are homeless by choice! You have no hold on human being whose affections are without a top-root!
Robert Southey quotes: Love is indestructible, Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. Love is indestructible, Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth.
Robert Southey quotes: Our knowledge, is our power, and God our strength. Our knowledge, is our power, and God our strength.
Robert Southey quotes: It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey quotes: The pulpit is a clergyman's parade; the parish is his field of active service. The pulpit is a clergyman's parade; the parish is his field of active service.
Robert Southey quotes: Where Washington hath left His awful memory A light for after times! Where Washington hath left His awful memory A light for after times!
Robert Southey quotes: A fastidious taste is like a squeamish appetite; the one has its origin in some disease of the mind, as the other has in some ailment of the stomach. A fastidious taste is like a squeamish appetite; the one has its origin in some disease of the mind, as the other has in some ailment of the stomach.
Robert Southey quotes: What blockheads are those wise persons, who think it necessary that a child should comprehend everything it reads. What blockheads are those wise persons, who think it necessary that a child should comprehend everything it reads.
Robert Southey quotes: What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up? What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Robert Southey quotes: As sure as God is good, so surely there is no such thing as necessary evil. As sure as God is good, so surely there is no such thing as necessary evil.
Robert Southey quotes: I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them inas little compass as I can for myself, and never let themannoy others. I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in
as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them
annoy others.
Robert Southey quotes: There are three things in speech that ought to be considered before some things are spokenthe manner, the place and the time. There are three things in speech that ought to be considered before some things are spoken
the manner, the place and the time.
Robert Southey quotes: The laws are with us, and God on our side. The laws are with us, and God on our side.
Robert Southey quotes: Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith.
Robert Southey quotes: A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness
Robert Southey quotes: How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven. How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven.
Robert Southey quotes: Happy it were for us all if we bore prosperity as well and as wisely as we endure adverse fortune. Happy it were for us all if we bore prosperity as well and as wisely as we endure adverse fortune.
Robert Southey quotes: A house is never perfectly furnished for enjoyment unless there is a child in it rising three years old, and a kitten rising three weeks. A house is never perfectly furnished for enjoyment unless there is a child in it rising three years old, and a kitten rising three weeks.
Robert Southey quotes: Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain. Never let a man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul. The evil effect on himself is certain.
Robert Southey quotes: The solitary Bee Whose buzzing was the only sound of life, Flew there on restless wing, Seeking in vain one blossom where to fix. The solitary Bee Whose buzzing was the only sound of life, Flew there on restless wing, Seeking in vain one blossom where to fix.
Robert Southey quotes: I cannot believe in an eternity of hell. I hope God will forgive me if I err; but in this matter I cannot say, "Lord help my unbelief." I cannot believe in an eternity of hell. I hope God will forgive me if I err; but in this matter I cannot say, "Lord help my unbelief."
Robert Southey quotes: How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems. How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
Robert Southey quotes: Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity. Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity.
Robert Southey quotes: Take away love, and not physical nature only, but the heart of the moral world, would be palsied. Take away love, and not physical nature only, but the heart of the moral world, would be palsied.
Robert Southey quotes: For society, of all places I have ever been, Norwich is the best. For society, of all places I have ever been, Norwich is the best.
Robert Southey quotes: It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also. It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.
Robert Southey quotes: They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity. They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.
Robert Southey quotes: In fall-orbed glory, yonder moon Divine Rolls through the dark-blue depths. In fall-orbed glory, yonder moon Divine Rolls through the dark-blue depths.
Robert Southey quotes: All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things. All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Robert Southey quotes: Mild arch of promise! on the evening sky Thou shinest fair with many a lovely ray, Each in the other melting. Mild arch of promise! on the evening sky Thou shinest fair with many a lovely ray, Each in the other melting.
Robert Southey quotes: To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible. To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.
Robert Southey quotes: Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be.(Southey's reply to Charlotte Bronte) Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be.

(Southey's reply to Charlotte Bronte)
Robert Southey quotes: Ay! idleness! the rich folks never failTo find some reason why the poor deserveTheir miseries. Ay! idleness! the rich folks never fail
To find some reason why the poor deserve
Their miseries.
Robert Southey quotes: A wise judge, by the craft of the law, was never seduced from its purpose. A wise judge, by the craft of the law, was never seduced from its purpose.
Robert Southey quotes: And when my own Mark AntonyAgainst young Caesar strove,And Rome's whole world was set in arms,The cause was,all for love. And when my own Mark Antony
Against young Caesar strove,
And Rome's whole world was set in arms,
The cause was,
all for love.
Robert Southey quotes: No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
Robert Southey quotes: There is healing in the bitter cup. There is healing in the bitter cup.