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alfred lord tennyson Quotes

He makes no friends who never made a foe.
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— Alfred Lord Tennyson
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
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— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.
tags: heart despair eyes tears thinking
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet- Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.
tags: spirit
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
the shell must break before the bird can fly.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
And men, whose reason long was blind, From cells of madness unconfined, Oft lose whole years of darker mind.
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— Alfred Lord Tennyson
There has fallen a splendid tearFrom the passion-flower at the gate.She is coming, my dove, my dear;She is coming, my life, my fate;The red rose cries, "She is near, she is near;"And the white rose weeps, "She is late;"The larkspur listens, "I hear; I hear;"And the lily whispers, "I wait."
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace;Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,While the stars burn, the moons increase,And the great ages onward roll. Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet. Nothing comes to thee new or strange. Sleep full of rest from head to feet;Lie still, dry dust, secure of change.
tags: heart soul sleep star age true blessed moon holy spirit
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ah, Christ, that it were possible, For one short hour to see The souls we loved, that they might tell us What and where they be.
tags: soul christ
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
tags: happiness men mastery passion
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
...and our spirits rushed together at the touching of the lips.
tags: spirit
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
I can't sleep without knowing there's hope. Half the night I waste in sighs. In a wakeful doze I sorrow. For the hands, for the lips... the eyes. For the meeting of tomorrow.
tags: sorrow sleep night eyes knowing hope tomorrow meeting
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.
tags: sorrow wise
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
God gives us love, someone to love he lends us.
tags: god
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
We are all a part of every person we have ever met.
tags: people
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
tags: lost
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breathIn that close kiss and drank her whisper'd tales.They said that Love would die when Hope was gone.And Love mourn'd long, and sorrow'd after Hope;At last she sought out Memory, and they trodThe same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears.
tags: memory soul tears die kiss hope path
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is just to do or die.
tags: wonder die
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
When you meet triumph or disaster, treat these imposters alike.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
It's better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would've happened if I had tried
tags: live
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...
tags: smile hope year
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
tags: time thoughts forever flowers garden
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
tags: fate time heart earth strong strength heaven
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Half the night I waste in sighs, Half in dreams I sorrow after The delight of early skies; In a wakeful dose I sorrow For the hand, the lips, the eyes, For the meeting of the morrow, The delight of happy laughter, The delight of low replies.
tags: laughter sorrow night eyes dreams meeting
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.
tags: true year
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
tags: smile
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
tags: soul kiss
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
The old order changes yielding place to new.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
tags: men women earth hell heaven
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that were here we see no more.
tags: grief mind
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
That loss is common would not make My own less bitter, rather more: Too common! Never morning wore To evening, but some heart did break.
tags: heart loss
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
tags: eyes prayer
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
tags: live true dreams
— 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 work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
tags: enemies men people work friends enemy
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
tags: power alone
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
The still affection of the heart Became an outward breathing type, That into stillness past again, And left a want unknown before; Although the loss had brought us pain, That loss but made us love the more.
tags: pain heart past loss
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
if you don't concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.
tags: thinking
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
The greater man the greater courtesy.
tags: men
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is the only gold.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
tags: prayer heaven
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
alfred lord tennyson
Birth    : August 5, 1809
Death  : October 6, 1892
Occupation  : Poet