Lord Alfred Tennyson

1809 - 1892

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on control, knowledge, life, power, self-control, and self-knowledge

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,- These three alone lead life to sovereign power.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Oenone.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on silence

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Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on death, desires, fatherhood, foolishness, and youth

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.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on heart, purity, and strength

My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: “Sir Galahad,”Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson, p. 101.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on freedom and seasons

And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons, when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: To the Queen

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on lies, music, and spirit

There is sweet music here that softer falls Than petals from blown roses on the grass, Or night-dew on the still waters between walls Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass; Music that gentler on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

A rosebud set with little wilful thorns, And sweet as English air could make her, she.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Part i. Line 153.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on manners

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Her manners had not that repose Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 5.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on art and misery

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A still small voice spake unto me, 'Thou art so full of misery, Were it not better not to be?"

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Two Voices, 1832

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON

He never mocks, For mockery is the fume of little hearts.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: The Idylls of the King, Guinevere

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