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Summary

Alfred Lord Tennyson was a famous Poet from England, who lived between August 6, 1809 and October 6, 1892.

Biography

Most of Tennyson's poetry was based on classical or mythological themes, although In Memoriam was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, the poet and classmate from Trinity College in Cambridge and who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died of a stroke.

One of Tennyson's most famous works is Idylls of the King (1885), a series of narrative poems based entirely on King Arthur and the Arthurian tales. The work was dedicated to Prince Albert, Victoria's husband. During his career tried Lord Tennyson himself as a playwright, his plays had little success even in his own lifetime.

A number of phrases from Tennyson's poetry has gone in and been common in the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw", "better-to-have loved and lost," "Their not to reason why, / Their but to do and die, "and" My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure."

Tennyson was a brilliant verse maker in Wordsworth tradition that showed playing the Victorian conventions, dominated by conservative nationalism and preferences. In the time there were expectations that Tennyson would become the new Lord Byron, but after time, however, lessened his importance.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Alfred, under the main topics: Dreams, Experience, Power.

Related authors: Lord Byron

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred,_Lord_Tennyson

Famous quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson (40)


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"There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds"
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"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions"
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"Tis not too late to seek a newer world"
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"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be"
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"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"
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"Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change"
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"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers"
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"In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man"
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"I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time"
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"I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair"
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"I am a part of all that I have met"
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"He makes no friends who never made a foe"
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"Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts"
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"God's finger touched him, and he slept"
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"By blood a king, in heart a clown"
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"Better not be at all than not be noble"
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"Believe me, than in half the creeds"
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"Authority forgets a dying king"
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"And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men"
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"A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times"
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"A smile abroad is often a scowl at home"
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"A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies"
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"A day may sink or save a realm"
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"Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within"
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"Who is wise in love, love most, say least"
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"What rights are those that dare not resist for them?"
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"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"
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"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"
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"Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself"
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"Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last"
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"Ring out the false, ring in the true"
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"Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die"
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"O earth, what changes hast thou seen!"
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"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"
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"My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure"
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"Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell"
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"Love is the only gold"
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"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"
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"All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move"
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"Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power"


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