Robert Southey Quotes

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Robert Southey Quotes

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

— Robert Southey

Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.

— Robert Southey

Take away love, and not physical nature only, but the heart of the moral world, would be palsied.

— Robert Southey

Cold is thy hopeless heart, even as charity.

— Robert Southey

One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.

— Robert Southey

My name is Death: the last best friend am I.

— 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

Where Washington hath left His awful memory A light for after times!

— Robert Southey

Few people give themselves time to be friends.

— Robert Southey

Thou hast been called, O sleep! the friend of woe; But 't is the happy that have called thee so.

— 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

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

Ay! idleness! the rich folks never fail
To find some reason why the poor deserve
Their miseries.

— Robert Southey

A stubborn mind conduces as little to wisdom or even to knowledge, as a stubborn temper to happiness

— 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

Earth could not hold us both, nor can one heaven Contain my deadliest enemy and me.

— 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

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