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Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes


Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and is one of the most popular English poets in literature.
(1809 - 1892)

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A day may sink or save a realm.
 

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
 

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
 

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
[Lying]
 

A life of nothing's nothing worth, From that first nothing ere his birth, To that last nothing under earth.
[Nothingness]
 

A louse in the locks of literature.
 

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
 

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
 

A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
 

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
 

A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.
 

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
 

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
 

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
 

After it, follow it, Follow The Gleam.
 

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
 

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
 

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
 

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
 

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
 


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