And Thought leapt out to wed with Thought Ere Thought could wed itself with Speech.
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
Source: Memoriam, 1850, line 23,
Contributed by: Zaady
As she fled fast through sun and shade The happy winds upon her play'd, Blowing the ringlet from the braid.
Source: Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere.
Though thou wert scattered to the wind, Yet is there plenty of the kind.
Source: The Two Voices, 1832
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,- These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.
Do we indeed desire the dead Should still be near us at our side ? Is there no baseness we would hide ? No inner vileness that we dread ? How many a father have I seen A sober man, among his boys Whose youth was full of foolish noise.
My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
Source: “Sir Galahad,”Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson, p. 101.
That a lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies; That a lie which is all a lie may be met and fought with outright; But a lie which is part a truth is a harder matter to fight.
Source: The Grandmother. Stanza 8.
Ah, why Should life all labour be?
Source: The Lotus-Eaters. iv.
'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Source: Memoriam, 1850, line 27, stanza 4
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