Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes

Most popular Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes

Love is the only gold.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson Becket

gold

Behold, we know not anything.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I do but sing because I must.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

singing

Nothing in Nature is unbeautiful.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Virtue must shape itself in deed.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

virtue

I am a part of all that I have met.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

interconnectedness

Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

knowledge and wisdom wisdom knowledge and ignorance

I am the part of all that I have met.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The mighty hopes that makes us human.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
As love, if love be perfect, casts out fear.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

growth

Courtesy wins woman all as well as valor may.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

promises

The greater the man, the greater the courtesy.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
He that wrongs his friend wrongs himself more.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
As the greatest are, in their simplicity sublime.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
For humans are humans and masters of their own fate.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Marriages are made in Heaven, but worked out on earth.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

sorrow

Never morning wore to evening, but some heart did break.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
He has plenty of music in him, but he cannot get it out.

poets

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
When we fall out with those we love and kiss again with tears.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I hope to see my Pilot face to face. When I have crost the bar.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

death

My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill!
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

love

'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

words

Men may rise on stepping-stones
Of their dead selves to higher things.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

growth the self aspiration

Manners are not idle, but the fruit of loyal nature and of noble mind.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
They had no good cigars there, my lord; and I left the place in disgust.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Cigar cigars

There lives more faith in honest doubt,
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

faith doubt creeds

We are but as the instrument of Heaven. Our work is not design, but destiny.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

discipline military

Sleep, Death's twin-brother, knows not Death,
Nor can I dream of thee as dead.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

sleep

Because right is right, to follow right where wisdom is the scorn of consequence.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Man is the hunter; woman is his game:
The sleek and shining creatures of the chase.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

men and women

Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

hope

Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering, "It will be happier."

new year

[There's] no rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,
These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

know yourself self-control

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control: these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
What was once to me mere matter of the fancy, now has grown to be the necessity of heart and life.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
How many a father have I seen,
A sober man, among his boys,
Whose youth was full of foolish noise.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

father

Theirs not to make reply,. Theirs not to reason why,. Theirs but to do and die. Into the valley of Death.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
But what am I? An infant crying in the night: An infant crying for the light: And with no language but a cry.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson
He that shuts love out, in turn shall be
Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie
Howling in the outer darkness.

love

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and forever when I move.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

experience

A lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright;
But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

lies

I sometimes hold it half a sin
To put in words the grief I feel;
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the Soul within.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

sorrow

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

new year

Ambition
Is like the sea wave, which the more you drink
The more you thirst—yea—drink too much, as men
Have done on rafts of wreck—it drives you mad.
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Cup

ambition