The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence, but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language. He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
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