Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering “it will be happier.”

Forward the Light Brigade! Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Their’s not to make reply, Their’s not to reason why, Their’s but to do and die; Into the valley of death, Rode the six hundred, Cannon to right of them, Cannon to left of them, Cannon in front […]

Home they brought her warrior dead. She nor swoon’d nor utter’d cry: All her maidens, watching, said, “She must weep or she will die.”

O love, they die in yon rich sky, They faint on hill or field or river: Our echoes roll from soul to soul, And grow for ever and for ever. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.

Vex not thou the poet’s mind With thy shallow wit: Vex not thou the poet’s mind; For thou canst not fathom it.

There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil’d, and wrought, and thought with me – That ever with a frolic welcome took The thunder and the sunshine, and opposed Free hearts, free foreheads – you and I are old; Old age hath […]

No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.

Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.

Once in a golden hour I cast to earth a seed. Up there came a flower, The people said, a weed.

When shall all men’s good be each man’s rule and universal peace be like a shaft of light across the land?