Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

  • ''“My purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset and the baths of all the Western stars until I die.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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  • ''“O love, O fire! once he drew
    With one long kiss my whole soul through
    My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''So sad, so fresh the days that are no more.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“Life is brief but love is LONG .” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
  • ''“For words, like Nature, half reveal
    And half conceal the Soul within.” ''
    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
  • ''“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions.” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“So I find every pleasant spot
    In which we two were wont to meet,
    The field, the chamber, and the street,
    For all is dark where thou art not” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • ''“So now I have sworn to bury
    All this dead body of hate
    I feel so free and so clear
    By the loss of that dead weight” ''
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Best Poem of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ulysses

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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After-Thought

I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide,
As being past away. -Vain sympathies!
For backward, Duddon! as I cast my eyes,
I see what was, and is, and will abide;
Still glides the Stream, and shall not cease to glide;
The Form remains, the Function never dies;
While we, the brave, the mighty, and the wise,
We Men, who in our morn of youth defied
The elements, must vanish; -be it so!

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