Elizabeth Barrett Browning Love Quotes and Sayings
2. What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
3. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
4. If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
5. You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Sayings by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1. An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
2. At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
3. My sun sets to raise again.
4. The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, ‘Let no one be called happy till his death;’ to which I would add, ‘Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.’
Sonnet XLIII by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach,
when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, – I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.