Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent...
Who is wise in love love most say least.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature moulding men.
Words like nature half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Love is the only gold.
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in...
God's finger touched him and he slept.
There lives more faith in honest doubt believe me than in half the creeds.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose...
Dreams are true while they last and do we not live in dreams?
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth but women worst and best as Heaven...
Self-reverence self-knowledge self-control these three alone lead one to...
Beauty is only skin deep and the world is full of thin skinned people.