110+ Robert Southey Quotes On Education, And Death And Death
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- No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Mild arch of promise! on the evening sky Thou shinest fair with many a lovely ray, Each in the other melting.
- 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.
- Cupid "the little greatest god."
- 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.
- Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
- By writing much, one learns to write well.
- 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.
Robert Southey Short Quotes
- There is healing in the bitter cup.
- As sure as God is good, so surely there is no such thing as necessary evil.
- Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity.
- It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment.
- One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.
- The grave Is but the threshold of eternity.
- How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
- Ay! idleness! the rich folks never fail To find some reason why the poor deserve Their miseries.
- Happy it were for us all if we bore prosperity as well and as wisely as we endure adverse fortune.
- Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.
Robert Southey Quotes On Life
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
The true one of youth's love, proving a faithful helpmate in those years when the dream of life is over, and we live in its realities. — Robert Southey
My notions of life are much the same as they are about traveling; there is a good deal of amusement on the road; but, after all, one wants to be at rest. — Robert Southey
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
Little, indeed, does it concern us in this our mortal stage, to inquire whence the spirit hath come; but of what infinite concern is the consideration whither it is going. Surely such consideration demands the study of a life. — Robert Southey
They sin who tell us love can die; With life all other passions fly, All others are but vanity. Love is indestructible, Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. It soweth here with toil and care, But the harvest-time of love is there. — Robert Southey
They sin who tell us Love can die: With life all other passions fly, All others are but vanity, In Heaven Ambition cannot dwell, Nor Avarice in the vaults of Hell. — Robert Southey
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them. — Robert Southey
In fall-orbed glory, yonder moon divine, Rolls through the dark blue depths. — Robert Southey
Robert Southey Quotes On Love
What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up? — Robert Southey
Love is indestructible, Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. — Robert Southey
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves. — Robert Southey
Take away love, and not physical nature only, but the heart of the moral world, would be palsied. — Robert Southey
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
Robert Southey Quotes On Words
Man hath a weary pilgrimage, As through the word he wends; On every stage, from youth to age, Still discontent attends. — 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
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
Robert Southey Famous Quotes And Sayings
Let us depart! the universal sun Confines not to one land his blessed beams; Nor is man rooted, like a tree, whose seed, the winds on some ungenial soil have cast there, where it cannot prosper. — 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
Kitten is in the animal world what the rosebud is in the garden; the one the most beautiful of all young creatures, the other the loveliest of all opening flowers. — 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
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
The disappointed man turns his thoughts toward a state of existence where his wiser desires may be fixed with the certainty of faith; the successful man feels that the objects which he has ardently pursued fail to satisfy the cravings of an immortal spirit; the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness, that he may save his soul alive. — Robert Southey
The three indispensable of genius are: understanding, feeling, and perseverance; the three things that enrich genius are: contentment of mind, the cherishing of good thoughts, and the exercise of memory — Robert Southey
A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness — Robert Southey
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: In full-orbed glory, yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths; Beneath her steady ray The desert circle spreads Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. How beautiful is night! — Robert Southey
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
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 brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion. — Robert Southey
There is no security in a good disposition if the support of good principles--that is to say, of religion, of Christian faith--be wanting. It may be soured by misfortune, it may be corrupted by wealth, it may be blighted by neediness, it may lose all its original brightness, if destitute of that support. — 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
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
I have heard a good story of Charles Fox. When his house was on fire, he found all efforts to save it useless, and, being a good draughtsman, he went up to the next hill to make a drawing of the fire,--the best instance of philosophy I ever heard of. — Robert Southey
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
She comes majestic with her swelling sails, The gallant Ship: along her watery way, Homeward she drives before the favouring gales; Now flirting at their length the streamers play, And now they ripple with the ruffling breeze. — Robert Southey
Whoever has tasted the breath of morning knows that the most invigorating and most delightful hours of then day are commonly spent in bed; though it is the evident intention of nature that we should enjoy and profit by them. — Robert Southey
What blockheads are those wise persons, who think it necessary that a child should comprehend everything it reads. — Robert Southey
Beasts, birds, and insects, even to the minutest and meanest of their kind, act with the unerring providence of instinct; man, the while, who possesses a higher faculty, abuses it, and therefore goes blundering on. — Robert Southey
"You are old, Father William," the young man cried, "The few locks which are left you are gray; You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,- Now tell me the reason I pray." — Robert Southey
The grave is but the threshold of eternity. What a world were this, how unendurable its weight, If they whom death hath sundered, did not meet again! — Robert Southey
Some voluntary castaways there will always be, whom no fostering kindness and no parental care can preserve from self-destruction; but if any are lost for want of care and culture, there is a sin of omission in the society to which they belong. — Robert Southey
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
Without religion the highest endowments of intellect can only render the possessor more dangerous if he be ill disposed; if well disposed, only more unhappy. — Robert Southey
There are some readers who have never read an essay on taste; and if they take my advice they never will, for they can no more improve their taste by so doing than they could improve their appetite or digestion by studying a cookery-book. — Robert Southey
Faith in the hereafter is as necessary for the intellectual as the moral character; and to the man of letters, as well as to the Christian, the present forms but the slightest portion of his existence. — Robert Southey
The history of any private family, however humble, could it be fully related for five or six generations, would illustrate the state and progress of society better than the most elaborate dissertation. — Robert Southey
For a young and presumptuous poet a disposition to write satires is one of the most dangerous he can encourage. It tempts him to personalities, which are not always forgiven after he has repented and become ashamed of them. — Robert Southey
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things. — Robert Southey
Some people seem born with a head in which the thin partition that divides great wit from folly is wanting. — Robert Southey
There is another world for all that live and move-a better one! — Robert Southey
There was a time when I believed in the persuadability of man, and had the mania of man-mending. Experience has taught me better. The ablest physician can do little in the great lazar-house of society. He acts the wisest part who retires from the contagion. — Robert Southey
And as, when all the summer trees are seen So bright and green, The Holly leaes a sober hue display Less bright than they, But when the bare and wintry woods we see, What then so cheerful as the Holly-tree? — Robert Southey
The pulpit is a clergyman's parade; the parish is his field of active service. — Robert Southey
From its fountains In the mountains, Its rills and its gills; Through moss and through brake, It runs and it creeps For awhile till it sleeps In its own little Lake. And thence at departing, Awakening and starting, It runs through the reeds And away it proceeds, Through meadow and glade, In sun and in shade, And through the wood-shelter, Among crags in its flurry, Helter-skelter, Hurry-scurry. — Robert Southey
O Reader! hast thou eer stood to see The Holly-tree? The eye that contemplates it well perceies Its glossy leaes Ordered by an Intelligence so wise As might confound the Atheist's sophistries. — Robert Southey
Oh, when a mother meets on high The babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight? — Robert Southey
I can remember, with unsteady feet, Tottering from room to room, and finding pleasure In flowers, and toys, and sweetmeats, things which long Have lost their power to please; which when I see them, Raise only now a melancholy wish I were the little trifler once again, Who could be pleas'd so lightly. — Robert Southey
My name is Death: the last best friend am I. — Robert Southey
A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it. — Robert Southey
The laws are with us, and God on our side. — Robert Southey
A man may be cheerful and contented in celibacy, but I do not think he can ever be happy; it is an unnatural state, and the best feelings of his nature are never called into action. — Robert Southey
If you would be pungent, be brief. — Robert Southey
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
My days among the dead are passed; Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, The mighty minds of old; My never-failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day. — Robert Southey
In the days of my youth I remembered my God! And He hath not forgotten my age. — Robert Southey
The march of intellect is proceeding at quick time; and if its progress be not accompanied by a corresponding improvement in morals and religion, the faster it proceeds, with the more violence will you be hurried down the road to ruin. — Robert Southey
Go, little Book! From this my solitude I cast thee on the Waters,--go thy ways: And if, as I believe, thy vein be good, The World will find thee after many days. Be it with thee according to thy worth: Go, little Book; in faith I send thee forth. — Robert Southey
War, even in the best state of an army, with all the alleviations of courtesy and honor, with all the correctives of morality and religion, is nevertheless so great an evil, that to engage in it without a clear necessity is a crime of the blackest dye. When the necessity is clear, it then becomes a crime to shrink from it. — Robert Southey
Happy those Who in the after-days shall live, when Time Hath spoken, and the multitude of years Taught wisdom to mankind! — Robert Southey
Curses are like young chickens, theyalways come home to roost. — Robert Southey
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
And everybody praised the Duke Who this great fight did win. "But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." — Robert Southey
Be thankful that your lot has fallen on times when, though there may be many evil tongues and exasperated spirits, there are none who have fire and fagot at command. — Robert Southey
Our restlessness in this world seems to indicate that we are intended for a better. We have all of us a longing after happiness; and surely the Creator will gratify all the natural desires he has implanted in us. — Robert Southey
Few people give themselves time to be friends. — Robert Southey
Earth could not hold us both, nor can one heaven Contain my deadliest enemy and me. — Robert Southey
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
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
From his brimstone bed, at break of day, A-walking the Devil is gone, To look at his little snug farm of the World, And see how his stock went on. — Robert Southey
A wise judge, by the craft of the law, was never seduced from its purpose. — Robert Southey
That charity is bad which takes from independence its proper pride, from mendicity its salutary shame. — Robert Southey
Thou hast been called, O sleep, the friend of woe, But 'tis the happy that have called thee so. — Robert Southey
Our knowledge, is our power, and God our strength. — Robert Southey
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
They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred. — Robert Southey
Whatever strengthens our local attachments is favorable both to individual and national character, our home, our birthplace, our native land. Think for a while what the virtues are which arise out of the feelings connected with these words, and if you have any intellectual eyes, you will then perceive the connection between topography and patriotism. — Robert Southey
Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith. — Robert Southey
For society, of all places I have ever been, Norwich is the best. — Robert Southey
Beware of those who are homeless by choice! You have no hold on human being whose affections are without a top-root! — Robert Southey
I have told you of the Spaniard who always put on his spectacles when about to eat cherries, that they might look bigger and more attempting. In like manner I made the most of my enjoyment s: and through I do not cast my cares away, I pack them in as little compass as I can, and carry them as conveniently as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others. — Robert Southey
Ye who dwell at home, Ye do not know the terrors of the main. — Robert Southey
It behooves us always to bear in mind, that while actions are always to be judged by the immutable standard of right and wrong, the judgments which we pass upon men must be qualified by considerations of age, country, station, and other accidental circumstances; and it will then be found that he who is most charitable in his judgment is generally the least unjust. — Robert Southey
Life Lessons by Robert Southey
- Robert Southey teaches us to appreciate the beauty of life, to never give up on our dreams, and to always strive to make the world a better place.
- He encourages us to be kind to others, to take risks, and to never be afraid to stand up for what we believe in.
- He reminds us to be humble and to never forget that we are all part of something greater than ourselves.
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