31 Superb Robert Browning Quotes

Robert Browning is known for his poetry and characterization, social commentary, and historical setting. With more than 70 published works, Browning had a dark humor and use challenging syntax. Here is a look at some of the best Robert Browning quotes to get you encouraged.

“A minute’s success pays the failure of years.”

“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”

“All we have willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist.”

“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”

“But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.”

“Days decrease, / And autumn grows, autumn in everything.”


“Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.”

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

“Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her- Next time, herself!-not the trouble behind her.”

“How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet.”

“I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.”

“I know what I want and what I might gain, and yet, how profitless to know.”

“If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing god invents.”

“Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.”

“It is the glory and good of Art. That Art remains the one way possible of speaking truth – to mouths like mine, at least.”

“Lofty designs must close in like effects.”

“Love, hope, fear, faith – these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.”

“Measure your mind’s height by the shade it casts.”

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

“My sun sets to rise again.”

“No, when the fight begins within himself, A man’s worth something.”

“On a day like today I am stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.”

“One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph.”

“Our interest’s on the dangerous edge of things. The honest thief, the tender murderer, the superstitious atheist.”

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.”

“The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!”

“What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.”

“When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something.”

“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.”

“Without love, our earth is a tomb.”

“Women hate a debt as men a gift.”

Here is a brief biography of Robert Browning whose mastery of the dramatic monologue turned him into one of the worlds foremost Victorian powers.