There's no glory like those who save their country.
I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man.
The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
A day may sink or save a realm.
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
I am a part of all that I have met.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Better not be at all than not be noble.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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.
Love is the only gold.
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
This truth within thy mind rehearse, That in a boundless universe Is boundless better, boundless worse.
Current among men, Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
Yonder cloud That rises upward always higher, And onward drags a laboring breast, And topples round the dreary west, A looming bastion fringed with fire.
Faith lives in honest doubt.
That man's the best cosmopolite Who loves his native country best.
Trust me not at all, or all in all.
The greater person is one of courtesy.
Those who depend on the merits of their ancestors may be said to search in the roots of the tree for those fruits which the branches ought to produce.
Old men must die, or the world would grow mouldy, would only breed the past again.
God made thee good as thou art beautiful.
God and Nature met in light.
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRSwas Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets...