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146 Famous Quotes by Lord Alfred Tennyson

I hold a wolf by the ears. [I am in a dilemma I have caught a Tartar.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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I know not which way to turn. [I am in a quandary.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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If we cannot do what we want, we must do what we can.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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It is, I believe, better to restrain the passions of youth by a sense of shame, and by conciliatory means, than by fear.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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Look you! I myself am nearest to myself.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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The net is not spread for the hawk or the kite.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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The quarrels of lovers lead but to the renewal of love.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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This is the reward of my folly.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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To disregard money, on suitable occasions, is often a great profit.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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To learn from other men's mistakes to prevent your own.

Proverbs Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (XVIII, st. 1)

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Authority forgets a dying king, Laid widow'd of the power in his eye That bow'd the will.

Authority Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Morte d'Arthur (l. 121)

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I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Or their dead selves to higher things.

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

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And ye talk together still, In the language wherewith Spring Letters cowslips on the hill.

Cowslips Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Adeline (st. 5)

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And by the meadow-trenches blow the faint sweet cuckoo-flowers.

Cowslips Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The May Queen (st. 8)

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My people too were scared with eerie sounds, A footstep, a low throbbing in the walls. A noise of falling weights that never fell, Weird whispers, bells that rang without a hand, Door-handles turn'd when none was at the door, And bolted doors that open'd of themselves; And one betwixt the dark and light had seen Her, bending by the cradle of her babe.

Apparitions Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Night's Dream (act V, sc. 1, l. 386)

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Then she rode forth, clothed on with chastity: The deep air listen'd round her as she rode, And all the low wind hardly breathed for fear.

Chastity Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Godiva (l. 53)

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Summer isles of Eden, lying in dark purple spheres of sea.

Islands Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Locksley Hall (164)

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And rolling far along the gloomy shores The voice of days of old and days to be.

Voice Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: The Passing of Arthur

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Well, well, be it so, thou strongest their of all, For thou hast stolen my will, and made it thine.

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

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And out of darkness came the hands That reach thro' nature, moulding men.

Darkness Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (CXXIV)

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Fancy light from Fancy caught.

Fancy Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. XXIII)

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Like Hezekiah's, backward runs The shadow of my days.

Shadows Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: Will Waterproof's Lyrical Monologue, (ed. 1842)

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And lives to clutch the golden keys, To mould a mighty state's decrees, And shape the whisper of the throne.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: In Memoriam (pt. LXIII)

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And statesmen at her council met Who knew the seasons when to take Occasion by the hand, and make The bounds of freedom wider yet.

Statesmanship Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: To the Queen (st. 8)

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The Lord let the house of a brute to the soul of a man, And the man said, "Am I your debtor?" And the Lord--"Not yet: but make it as clean as you can, And then I will let you a better."

Evolution Quotes, by Lord Alfred Tennyson , Source: By the Evolutionist

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