Favorite Quotations Lord Alfred Tennyson Victorian Poetry

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

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More things are wrought by prayer than this world dream of.

There is no joy but calm.

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

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. Love is the only gold.

The happiness of man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

And once, but once, she lifted her eyes, And suddenly, sweetly, strangely blush'd To find they were met by my own...

But what am I? An infant crying in the night: An infant crying for the light: And with no language but a cry.

Come my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Dreams are true while they last and do we not live in dreams?

I am a part of all that I have met.

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.

A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.

For nothing worthy proving can be proven, Nor yet disproven: wherefore thou be wise, Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.

How dull it is to pause, to make an end, to rush unburnished, not to shine in use.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever.

For words, like Nature, half reveal and half conceal the Soul within.