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Robert Browning
(7 May 1812 - 12 Dec 1889)

English poet and playwright , whose best-known style is dramatic monologues. Paracelsus (1835), whose hero was a Renaissance alchemist, was one of his earliest long poems. His wife, Elizabeth Barrett, is also known for her poetry. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Science Quotes by Robert Browning (4 quotes)

Geology, ethnology, what not?—(Greek endings, each the little passing bell
That signifies some faith’s about to die.)
— Robert Browning
Science quotes on:  |  Bell (13)  |  Die (46)  |  Ethnology (7)  |  Faith (131)  |  Geology (187)  |  Greek (46)  |  Science And Religion (267)  |  Signify (4)

Of power does Man possess no particle:
Of knowledge—just so much as show that still
It ends in ignorance on every side…
— Robert Browning
'With Francis Furini', The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning (1895), 967.
Science quotes on:  |  Ignorance (190)  |  Knowledge (1128)

One and all
We lend an ear—nay, Science takes thereto—
Encourages the meanest who has racked
Nature until he gains from her some fact,
To state what truth is from his point of view,
Mere pin-point though it be: since many such
Conduce to make a whole, she bids our friend
Come forward unabashed and haply lend
His little life-experience to our much
Of modern knowledge.
— Robert Browning
'With Francis Furini', The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning (1895), 967.
Science quotes on:  |  Knowledge (1128)  |  Research (517)

Tis Man's to explore up and down, inch by inch, with the taper his reason.
— Robert Browning
'Apollo and the Fates', The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning (1895), 951.
Science quotes on:  |  Exploration (93)  |  Research (517)



Quotes by others about Robert Browning (1)

Chemistry has the same quickening and suggestive influence upon the algebraist as a visit to the Royal Academy, or the old masters may be supposed to have on a Browning or a Tennyson. Indeed it seems to me that an exact homology exists between painting and poetry on the one hand and modern chemistry and modern algebra on the other. In poetry and algebra we have the pure idea elaborated and expressed through the vehicle of language, in painting and chemistry the idea enveloped in matter, depending in part on manual processes and the resources of art for its due manifestation.
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