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Quotes of the Day for 7 May 2002 – Robert Browning

The English poet Robert Browning was born at Camberwell, a London suburb, on this day in 1812. He spent a great deal of time unsupervised in his father's private library of 6,000 volumes, which served as his education. He fell in love with Elizabeth Barrett, first her poetry and then by letter, and they married. He became known as a literary figure only after their 15-year marriage ended with her death in 1861.

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The quotes:

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp - or what's a heaven for?

Take away love and earth's a tomb.

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God made.

To do good thing in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.
     - All today's quotes are from Robert Browning, 1812 - 1889


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