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Robert Southey

Robert Southey (1774-08-12 1843-03-21) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called Lake Poets, and Poet Laureate.
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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

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey

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.

Robert Southey

How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.

Robert Southey

Love is indestructible. It's holy flame forever burneth; from Heaven it came, to Heaven returneth.

Robert Southey

It has been more wittily than charitably said that hell is paved with good intentions; they have their place in heaven also.

Robert Southey

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey

It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condenced, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey

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

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

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.

Robert Southey

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.

Robert Southey

They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.

Robert Southey

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.

Robert Southey

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

What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?

Robert Southey

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.

Robert Southey

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