If you get simple beauty and naught else,
You get about the best thing God invents.

Men and Womenm "Fra Lippo Lippi" (1855)
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Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in his hand
Who saith, “A whole I planned,
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!”

Dramatis Personae (1864)

When the fight begins within himself,
A man ‘s worth something.

Men and Women, "Bishop Blougram's Apology" (1855)

Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!

Men and Women, "Fra Lippo Lippi" (1855)

The heavens and earth stay as they were; my heart
Beats as it beat: the truth remains the truth.

Colombe's Birthday (1844)

Progress is
The law of life: man is not Man as yet.

Paracelsus (1835)