Lord Alfred Tennyson
(1809-1883) English Poet Laureate
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'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this, To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.
All experience is an arch where through gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
Believing where we cannot prove.
He never sold the truth to serve the hour, Nor paltered with Eternal God for power.
I am a part of all that I have met.
I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Nature, red in tooth and claw.
No rock so hard that a little wave may beat admission, in a thousand years.
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power.