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.” ''
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems
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  • ''“Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.” ''
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  • ''“I am half-sick of shadows, said The Lady of Shalott.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott
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  • ''“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”''
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Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Charge Of The Light Brigade

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns! ' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Light Brigade! '
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of ...

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Merlin And Vivien

A storm was coming, but the winds were still,
And in the wild woods of Broceliande,
Before an oak, so hollow, huge and old
It looked a tower of ivied masonwork,
At Merlin's feet the wily Vivien lay.

For he that always bare in bitter grudge
The slights of Arthur and his Table, Mark
The Cornish King, had heard a wandering voice,