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66 Famous Quotes by Thomas Moore
5/28/1779 - 2/25/1852
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Go where glory waits thee; But while fame elates thee, Oh! still remember me.

Glory Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Go Where Glory Waits Thee

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I'm one of the undeserving poor . . . up ugen middle-class morality all the time . . . . What is middle-class morality? Just an excuse for never giving me anything.

Morality Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Morality

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Hath the pearl less whiteness Because of its birth? Hath the violet less brightness For growing near earth?

Violets Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Desmond's Song

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Find me next a Poppy posy, Type of his harangues so dozy.

Poppies Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Wreaths for the Ministers

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Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Revenge Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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Fly not yet, 'tis just the hour When pleasure, like the midnight flower That scorns the eye of vulgar light, Begins to bloom for sons of night.

Evening Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Fly Not Yet

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Now in his Palace of the West, Sinking to slumber, the bright Day, Like a tired monarch fann'd to rest, 'Mid the cool airs of Evening lay; While round his couch's golden rim The gaudy clouds, like courtiers, crept-- Struggling each other's light to dim, And catch his last smile e'er he slept.

Sunset Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: The Summer Fete (st. 22)

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One sole desire, one passion now remains To keep life's fever still within his veins, Vengeance! dire vengeance on the wretch who cast O'er him and all he lov'd that ruinous blast.

Revenge Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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How sweet the answer Echo makes To music at night, When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering light.

Echo Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Echo

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Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd, to wing the dart, Which rank corruption destines for their heart!

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Corruption

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To live with them is far less sweet, Than to remember thee!

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: I Saw Thy Form in Youthful Prime

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How calm, how beautiful comes on The stilly hour, when storms are gone! When warring winds have died away, And clouds, beneath the glancing ray, Melt off, and leave the land and sea Sleeping in bright tranquillity.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Fire Worshippers (st. 52)

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All that's bright must fade,-- The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.

Proverbs Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: National Airs--All That's Bright Must Fade

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Yes,--rather plunge me back in pagan night, And take my chance with Socrates for bliss, Than be the Christian of a faith like this, Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway, And in a convert mourns to lose a prey.

Christianity Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Intolerance (l. 68)

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Take up the cross if thou the crown would'st gain. [Lat., Tolle crucem, qui vis auferre coronam.]

Christianity Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Intolerance (l. 68)

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There written all Black as the damning drops that fall From the denouncing Angel's pen, Ere Mercy weeps them out again.

Judgment Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (st. 28)

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Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, Grow pure by being purely shone upon.

Chastity Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan

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Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Glory Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Go Where Glory Waits Thee

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And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.

Meeting Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Meeting of the Ships

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Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.

Printing Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: The Fudge Family in England (letter III)

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To-morrow the dreams and flowers will fade.

Tomorrow Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Light of the Harem--Song

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Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Flags Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes

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I am nothing and to nothing tend, On earth I nothing have and nothing claim, Man's noblest works must have one common end, And nothing crown the tablet of his name.

Work Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Ode upon Nothing, appeared in "Saturday Magazine" about 1836, but not in collected works

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Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Work Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Ode upon Nothing, appeared in "Saturday Magazine" about 1836, but not in collected works

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It seem'd as if each thought and look And motion were that minute chain'd Fast to the spot such root she took, And--like a sunflower by a brook, With face upturn'd--so still remain'd!

Sensibility Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Loves of the Angels--First Angel's Story (l. 33)

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