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"From where you sit, the White House may look as untidy as the inside of a stomach. As is said of the legislative process, sausage-making and policy-making shouldn't be seen close-up. Don't let that panic you. Things may be going better than they look from the inside."
Donald Rumsfeld
Alfred Lord Tennyson Quotes
A day may sink or save a realm.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A louse in the locks of literature.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

After it, follow it, Follow The Gleam.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Authority forgets a dying king.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Better not be at all than not be noble.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

By blood a king, in heart a clown.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
Alfred Lord Tennyson

God's finger touched him, and he slept.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Guard your roving thoughts with a jealous care, for speech is but the dialer of thoughts, and every fool can plainly read in your words what is the hour of your thoughts.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

He clasps the crag with crooked hands; close to the sun in lonely lands, ringed with the azure world, he stands.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

How dull it is to pause, to make an end, to rust unburnished, not to shine in use! As though to breathe were life.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I am a part of all that I have seen.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I hold it true,what'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

If thou shouldst never see my face again, pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ours not to reason why Ours but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Such a one do I remember, whom to look at was love.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

The same words conceal and declare the thoughts of men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

There's no glory like those who save their country.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Poet
Date of Birth:
1809-08-06
Year of Death:
1892
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