World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes
146 Famous Quotes by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Shall eagles not be eagles? wrens be wrens? If all the world were falcons, what of that? The wonder of the eagle were the less, But he not less the eagle.

Eagles Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Golden Year (l. 37)

5 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The wild swan's death-hymn took the soul Of that waste place with joy Hidden in sorrow: at first to the ear The warble was low, and full and clear.

Swans Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The Dying Swan

5 out of 5 stars
2 votes

A savior of the silver-coasted isle.

Patriotism Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington (pt. VI)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

. . . but while I breathe Heaven's air, and Heaven looks down on me, And smiles at my best meanings, I remain Mistress of mine own self and mine own soul.

Independence Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The Foresters (act IV, sc. 1)

4 out of 5 stars
3 votes

Gone--flitted away, Taken the stars from the night and the sun From the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.

Parting Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The Window--Gone

4 out of 5 stars
4 votes

He clasps the crag with hooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls: He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.

Eagles Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The Eagle

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Some full-breasted swan That, fluting a wild carol ere her death, Ruffles her pure cold plume, and takes the flood With swarthy webs.

Swans Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Passing of Arthur

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Then the face of night is fair in the dewy downs And the shining daffodil dies.

Daffodils Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Maud (pt. III, st. 1)

4 out of 5 stars
4 votes

All in the wild March-morning I heard the angels call; It was when the moon was setting, and the dark was over all; The trees began to whisper, and the wind began to roll, And in the wild March-morning I heard them call my soul.

March Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The May Queen (conclusion)

4 out of 5 stars
2 votes

The great world's altar stairs That slope through darkness up to God.

Growth Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. LV)

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Sweet is true love that is given in vain, and sweet is death that takes away pain.

Pain Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

For I'm to be Queen o' the May, mother, I'm to be Queen o' the May.

May Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The May Queen (st. 1)

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Mariana in the moated grange.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Modred's narrow foxy face, Heart hiding smile, and gray persistent eye.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

O well for him whose will is strong, He suffers, but he will not suffer long.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

One of Satan's shepherdesses caught And meant to stamp him with her master's mark.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Others' follies teach us not, Nor much their wisdom teaches; And most of sterling worth is what Our own experience preaches.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Seeming genial, venial fault.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

She only said, My life is dreary, He cometh not, she said; She said I am aweary, aweary, Oh God, that I were dead.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Should banded unions persecute Opinions, and induce a time When single thought is civil crime, And individual freedom mute, . . . . Then waft me from the harbour's mouth, Wild wind, I seek a warmer sky.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Strong of his hands, and strong on his legs, but still of his tongue.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The far-off interest of tears.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The Queen, who sat With lips severely placid felt the knot Climb in her throat, and with her feet unseen Crushed the wild passion out against the floor.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The slow, sweet hours that bring us all things good.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: motto for Mariana, taken from Shakespeare "Comedy of Errors", III, i (Vincentio, the Duke)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes