Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

  • ''“There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • ''“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. Dont knock your friends. Dont knock your enemies. Dont knock yourself.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“I hold it true, whateer befall;
    I feel it when I sorrow most;
    Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
  • ''“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems
  • ''“Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“I am half-sick of shadows, said The Lady of Shalott.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott
  • ''“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“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
  • ''“So runs my dream, but what am I?
    An infant crying in the night
    An infant crying for the light
    And with no language but a cry.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam
  • ''“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson


It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink
Life to the lees. All times I have enjoy'd
Greatly, have suffer'd greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vext the dim sea. I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known,-- cities of men ...

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The Grandmother

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.

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.

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