Algernon Charles Swinburne Quotes

 

Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Glory to Man in the highest! For Man is the master of things.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

To say of shame – what is it? Of virtue – we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it’s no longer sin.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

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