Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. source
O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
A day may sink or save a realm.
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
There's no glory like those who save their country.
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
In the long years liker they must grow; The man be more of woman, she of man.
God's finger touched him, and he slept.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven...
I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in...
Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to...
He makes no friends who never made a foe.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
I am a part of all that I have met.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
When it comes to the hijab - why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it - there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both.