It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Category Archive: 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.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
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.
They sin who tell us Love can die: with Life all other passions fly, all others are but vanity.
A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.