Alfred Lord Tennyson

(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England)

Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

  • ''“Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
    151 person liked.
    26 person did not like.
  • ''“Hope
    Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
    Whispering it will be happier...”''
    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.” ''
    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, Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems
  • ''“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“Once in a golden hour
    I cast to earth a seed.
    Up there came a flower,
    The people said, a weed.”''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson
  • ''“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“The words far, far away had always a strange charm.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“Come friends, its not too late to seek a newer world.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

Read more quotations »
Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson

All Things Will Die

All Things will Die

Clearly the blue river chimes in its flowing

Under my eye;
Warmly and broadly the south winds are blowing

Over the sky.
One after another the white clouds are fleeting;
Every heart this May morning in joyance is beating

Full merrily;
Yet all things must die.
The stream will cease to flow;
The wind will cease to blow;
The clouds will cease to fleet;
The heart will cease to beat;
For all things must die.
All things must die.
Spring will come never more.
O, vanity!
Death waits at ...

Read the full of All Things Will Die

The Grandmother

I.
And Willy, my eldest-born, is gone, you say, little Anne?
Ruddy and white, and strong on his legs, he looks like a man.
And Willy's wife has written: she never was over-wise,
Never the wife for Willy: he would n't take my advice.

II.
For, Annie, you see, her father was not the man to save,
Had n't a head to manage, and drank himself into his grave.

[Report Error]