Quotation Explorer - 'Alfred Tennyson'

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. - Alfred Tennyson
Wearing all that weight of learning like a flower. - Alfred Tennyson
I remainMistress of mine own self and mine own soul - Alfred Tennyson
But thy strong Hours indignant work’d their wills,And beat me down and marr’d and wasted me,And tho’ they could not end me, left me maim’dTo dwell in presence of immortal youth,Immortal age beside immortal youth,And all I was, in ashes. - Tithonus - Alfred Tennyson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever. - Alfred Tennyson
Matched with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. - Alfred Tennyson
The OakLive thy Life, Young and old,Like yon oak,Bright in spring, Living gold;Summer-rich Then; and thenAutumn-changedSoberer-hued Gold again.All his leaves Fall'n at length,Look, he stands,Trunk and bough Naked strength. - Alfred Tennyson
I wither slowly in thine arms; here at the quiet limit of the world, a white hair'd shadow roaming like a dream. - Alfred Tennyson
Authority forgets a dying king - Alfred Tennyson
Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world. - Alfred Tennyson
Behold, we know not anything;I can but trust that good shall fallAt last -- far off -- at last, to all,And every winter change to spring. - Alfred Tennyson
Time...a maniac scattering dust. - Alfred Tennyson
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. - Alfred Tennyson
And at the closing of the dayShe loosed the chain, and down she lay;The broad stream bore her far away,The Lady of Shallot. - Alfred Tennyson
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions. - Alfred Tennyson
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself. - Alfred Tennyson
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. - Alfred Tennyson
How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnished, not to shine in use. - Alfred Tennyson
Forgive my grief for one removedThy creature whom I found so fairI trust he lives in Thee and thereI find him worthier to be loved. - Alfred Tennyson
I am part of all that I have met. - Alfred Tennyson
Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves a shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me.Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,and slips into the bosom of the lake:So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip into my bosom and be lost in me. - Alfred Tennyson
Forerun thy peers, thy time, and letThy feet, millenniums hence, be set In midst of knowledge, dream'd not yet. - Alfred Tennyson
The shell must break before the bird can fly. - Alfred Tennyson
And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. - Alfred Tennyson
Yet all experience is an arch wherethroughGleams that untraveled world whose margin fadesForever and forever when I move.How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!As though to breathe were life! - Alfred Tennyson
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despairRise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. - Alfred Tennyson
HopeSmiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'... - Alfred Tennyson
I came in haste with cursing breath,And heart of hardest steel;But when I saw thee cold in death,I felt as man should feel.For when I look upon that face,That cold, unheeding, frigid brown,Where neither rage nor fear has place,By Heaven! I cannot hate thee now! - Alfred Tennyson
No sword Of wrath her right arm whirl'd,But one poor poet's scroll, and with his word She shook the world. - Alfred Tennyson
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies,Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes. - Alfred Tennyson
Dear as remembered kisses after death,And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feign'dOn lips that are for others; deep as love,Deep as first love, and wild with all regret;O Death in Life, the days that are no more! - Alfred Tennyson
O love, O fire! once he drewWith one long kiss my whole soul throughMy lips, as sunlight drinketh dew. - Alfred Tennyson
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