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66 Famous Quotes by Thomas Moore
5/28/1779 - 2/25/1852
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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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And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.

Sensibility Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: O Think Not My Spirits

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Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells!

Bells Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Those Evening Bells

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For, bless the gude mon, gin he had his ain way, He's na let a cat on the Sabbath say "mew;" Nae birdie maun whistle, nae lambie maun play, An' Phoebus himsel' could na travel that day, As he'd find a new Joshua in Andie Agnew.

Sabbath Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Sunday Ethics (st. 3)

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Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.

Jewels Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Irish Melodies--Rich and Rare were the Gems She Wore

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Like Dead Sea fruit that tempts the eye, But turns to ashes on the lips!

Apples Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Fire Worshippers (l. 1018)

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Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.

Gold Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Irish Melodies--Rich and Rare were the Gems She Wore

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Every season hath its pleasure; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasuries Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.

Autumn Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Spring and Autumn

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Together kneeling, night and day, Thou, for my sake, at Allah's shrine, And I--at any God's for thine.

Worship Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Fire Worshippers (fourth division, l. 309)

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Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Slavery Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington

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Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious and free, First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea.

Wishes Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Remember Thee

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I find the doctors and the sages Have differ'd in all climes and ages, And two in fifty scarce agree On what is pure morality.

Morality Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Morality

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There is something more horrible than hoodlums, churls and vipers, and that is knaves with moral justification for their cause.

Morality Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Morality

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Oh, colder than the wind that freezes Founts, that but now in sunshine play'd, Is that congealing pang which seizes The trusting bosom, when betray'd.

Treachery Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Fire Worshippers

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Oh, for a tongue to curse the slave Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave, And blasts them in their hour of might!

Treachery Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Fire Worshippers

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Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by my side In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree? Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried, If he kneel not before the same altar with me? From the heretic girl of my soul should I fly, To seek somewhere else a more orthodox kiss? No! perish the hearts, and the laws that try Truth, valour, or love, by a standard like this!

Doctrine Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Irish Melodies--Come Send Round the Wine

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Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?

France Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Fudge Family (8)

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To Greece we give our shining blades.

Greece Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Evenings in Greece--First Evening

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Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off.

Dissension Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--The Light of the Harem (l. 183)

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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.

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

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But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

Sin Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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In Adam's fall-- We sinned all.

Sin Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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Young Timothy Learnt sin to fly.

Sin Quotes, by Thomas Moore , Source: Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri (l. 206)

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