Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Commonly called Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Commonly called Alfred Lord Tennyson

English Poet

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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.

No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.

Nor is he the wisest man who never proved himself a fool.

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.

Our wills are ours to make them Thine.

Love is the only gold.

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Wherefore let thy voice rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheeps or goats that nourish a blind life within the brain, if, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

‘Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.

All the past of Time reveals a bridal dawn of thunder-peals, whenever Thought hath wedded Fact.

All things human change.

Cursed be the social lies that warp us from the living truth!

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?

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.

I am but a fool to reason with a fool.

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