Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There's no glory like those who save their country.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Better not be at all than not be noble.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dealer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
Alfred Lord 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 knock those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I am a part of all that I have met.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Gods themselves cannot recall their gifts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
Alfred Lord Tennyson
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Authority forgets a dying king.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A day may sink or save a realm.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Alfred Lord Tennyson