Alfred, Lord Tennyson
'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all.
Ah, what shall I be at fifty,should nature keep me alive,if I find the world so bitterwhen I am but twenty-five?
There lives more faith in honest doubt,Believe me,than in half the creeds.
...For the unquiet heart and brain,A use in measured language lies.
I am a part of all I have seen.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
No life that breathes with human breathHas ever truly longed for death.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
The greater man the greater courtesy.
For I dipped into the future, as far as human eye could see, saw a vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
His honour rooted in dishonour stood,And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Believing where we cannot prove.
For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be.
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.