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Born in August 6, 1809 / Died in October 6, 1892 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Alfred Tennyson

Love is the only gold.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
After it, follow it, Follow The Gleam.
If thou shouldst never see my face again, pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
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 work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Authority forgets a dying king.
Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end, to rust unburnished, not to shine in use! As though to breathe were life.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
There's no glory like those who save their country.
I hold it true,what'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
A day may sink or save a realm.
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.