Quotes by Robert Southey

Robert Southey

Robert Southey

British writer

Alive from: 1774-1843

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
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    All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
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    Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
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    How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
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    If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
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    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.
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    It is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
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    My name is Death: the last best friend am I.
    Source: Carmen Nuptiale
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    Never let any man imagine that he can pursue a good end by evil means, without sinning against his own soul! Any other issue is doubtful; the evil effect on himself is certain.
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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.
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    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
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    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.
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    What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
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