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    He makes no friends who never made a foe.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: friends 
     
    A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: truth  lies 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: heart  despair  eyes  tears  thinking 
     
    Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet- Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: spirit 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: men  madness  mind  year 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: heart  soul  sleep  star  age  true  blessed  moon  holy  spirit 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: soul  christ 
     
    The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    ...and our spirits rushed together at the touching of the lips.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: spirit 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: sorrow  wise 
     
    God gives us love, someone to love he lends us.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: god 
     
    We are all a part of every person we have ever met.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: people 
     
    'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: lost 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: memory  soul  tears  die  kiss  hope  path 
     
    Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is just to do or die.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: wonder  die 
     
    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
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: live 
     
    Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: smile  hope  year 
     
    If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
    — 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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: fate  time  heart  earth  strong  strength  heaven 
     
    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.
    — 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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: true  year 
     
    A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: smile 
     
    O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: soul  kiss 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: men  women  earth  hell  heaven 
     
    Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that were here we see no more.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: grief  mind 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: heart  loss 
     
    Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: eyes  prayer 
     
    Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: live  true  dreams 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: enemies  men  people  work  friends  enemy 
     
    Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: power  alone 
     
    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.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: pain  heart  past  loss 
     
    if you don't concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: thinking 
     
    The greater man the greater courtesy.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: men 
     
    Love is the only gold.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
    — Alfred Lord Tennyson
    tags: prayer  heaven 
     
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    alfred lord tennyson
    Birth    : August 5, 1809
    Death  : October 6, 1892
    Occupation  : Poet