Robert Southey Quotes

Inspirational quotes by Robert Southey

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condenced, the deeper they burn.
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
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.
Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

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The Shoe Tying
 by Robert Herrick

Anthea bade me tie her shoe;
I did ; and kissed the instep too:
And would have kissed unto her knee,
Had not her blush rebuked me.




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