65 Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes On Success In Life

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS was a British poet. He was the Poet Laureate during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and remains one of the most popular British poets[citation needed]. In 1829, Tennyson was awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal at Cambridge for one of his first pieces, “Timbuktu”. He published his first solo collection of poems, Poems Chiefly Lyrical in 1830. “Claribel” and “Mariana”, which remain some of Tennyson’s most celebrated poems, were included in this volume. These Alfred Lord Tennyson quotes will motivate you.

Best Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

  1. “Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  2. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  3. “It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. “We are all a part of every person we have ever met.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  5. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  8. “Love’s arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope,
    And Hope kiss’d Love, and Love drew in her breath
    In that close kiss and drank her whisper’d tales.
    They said that Love would die when Hope was gone.
    And Love mourn’d long, and sorrow’d after Hope;
    At last she sought out Memory, and they trod
    The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope,
    And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  9. “Ours is not to wonder why. Ours is just to do or die.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  10. “the shell must break before the bird can fly.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  11. “What the sunshine is to the flower, the Lord Jesus Christ is to my soul.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  12. “Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. “The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  14. “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.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. “I can’t sleep without knowing there’s hope. Half the night I waste in sighs. In a wakeful doze I sorrow. For the hands, for the lips… the eyes. For the meeting of tomorrow.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  16. “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  17. “if you don’t concentrate on what you are doing then the thing that you are doing is not what you are thinking.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  18. “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  19. “Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  20. “Faith is believing what we cannot prove.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  21. “I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  22. “Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  23. “Love is the only gold.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  24. “He that wrongs his friend, wrongs himself more.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  25. “God gives us love! Something to love He lends us; but when love is grown To ripeness, that on which it throve Falls off, and love is left alone: This is the curse of time.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  26. “I loved you, and my love had no return,
    And therefore my true love has been my death.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  27. “For love reflects the thing beloved.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  28. “There has fallen a splendid tear
    From the passion-flower at the gate.
    She is coming, my dove, my dear;
    She is coming, my life, my fate;
    The red rose cries, “She is near, she is near;”
    And the white rose weeps, “She is late;”
    The larkspur listens, “I hear; I hear;”
    And the lily whispers, “I wait.”” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  29. “Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace;Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,While the stars burn, the moons increase,And the great ages onward roll. Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet. Nothing comes to thee new or strange. Sleep full of rest from head to feet;Lie still, dry dust, secure of change.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson quotes
  30. “So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  31. “Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  32. “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  33. “Nothing in Nature is unbeautiful.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  34. “I am a part of all that I have met.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  35. “Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  36. “Tis not too late to seek a newer world.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  37. “Our echoes roll from soul to soul, And grow forever and forever.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  38. “A lie that is half-truth is the darkest of all lies.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  39. “Ah, when shall all men’s good
    Be each man’s rule, and universal peace
    Lie like a shaft of light across the land,
    And like a lane of beams athwart the sea,
    Thro’ all the circle of the golden year?” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  40. “Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  41. “Life is brief but love is LONG .” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  42. “Oh that it were possible, After long grief and pain, To find the arms of my true love, Around me once again” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  43. “…and our spirits rushed together at the touching of the lips.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  44. “He makes no friend who never made a foe.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  45. “Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  46. “My doom is, I love thee still.
    Let no man dream but that I love thee still.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  47. “And men, whose reason long was blind, From cells of madness unconfined, Oft lose whole years of darker mind.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  48. “Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  49. “Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  50. “And the days darken round me, and the years, Among new men, strange faces, other minds.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  51. “Speak to Him, thou, for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet- Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  52. “Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  53. “The vow that binds too strictly snaps itself.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  54. “A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  55. “Things seen are mightier than things heard.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  56. “A still small voice spake unto me, ‘Thou art so full of misery, Were it not better not to be?” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  57. “Who is wise in love, love most, say least.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  58. “If Nature put not forth her power About the opening of the flower, Who is it that could live an hour?” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  59. “Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  60. “Trust me not at all, or all in all.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  61. “A louse in the locks of literature.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  62. “Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  63. “Rich in saving common-sense, And, as the greatest only are, In his simplicity sublime.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  64. “A beam in darkness: let it grow.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  65. “Her eyes are homes of silent prayers.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

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