Lord Alfred Tennyson

1809 - 1892

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on life

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How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use,- As tho' to breathe were life!

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Ulysses.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on pleasure and soul

I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Palace of Art.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on clarity, death, men, and truth

I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Memorium, i.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on cities and legends

I waited for the train at Coventry; I hung with grooms and porters on the bridge, To watch the three tall spires; and there I shaped The city's ancient legend into this.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Godiva.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on women

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I will take some savage woman, she shall rear my dusky race.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 168.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on change and love

In the spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Locksley Hall. Line 19.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on death and despair

It becomes no man to nurse despair, but, in the teeth of clenched antagonisms, to follow up the worthiest till he die.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on losing and love

It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on music and silence

It is the little rift within the lute That by and by will make the music mute, And ever widening slowly silence all.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King. Merlin and Vivien.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on happiness

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, And see the great Achilles whom we knew.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Ulysses.

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