Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Commonly called Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Commonly called Alfred Lord Tennyson
Virtue must shape itself in deed.
There lives more faith in honest doubt - believe me - than in half the creeds.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
The greater man the greater courtesy.
Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet –
Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead to sovereign power.
I am a part of all I have met.
He makes no friend who never made a foe.
For often a man's own angry pride is cap and bells for a fool.
Come, my friends,`tis not too late to seek a newer world... 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.
O guard thy roving thoughts with jealous care, for speech is but the dialplate of thought; and every fool reads plainly in thy words what is the hour of thy thought.
Every man at time of Death, would fain set forth some saying that may live after his death and better humankind; for death gives life’s last word a power to live, and, like the stone-cut epitaph, remain after the vanished voice, and speak to men.