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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thomas Moore Quotes

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady."
"And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again."
"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns."
"Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves."
"Came but for friendship, and took away love."
"Eyes of most unholy blue!"
"Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world."
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot."
"It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury."
"Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity."
"Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, grow pure by being purely shone upon."
"Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity - everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul."
"No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream."
"On my velvet couch reclining, Ivy leaves my brow entwining, While my soul expands with glee, What are kings and crowns to me?"
"Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about."
"Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore."
"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."
"Steals timidly away, shrinking as violets do in summer's ray."
"Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance."
"The heart that has truly loved never forgets But as truly loves on to the close."
"There is something more horrible than hoodlums, churls and vipers, and that is knaves with moral justification for their cause."
"Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells!"
"Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt."
"Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print."
"To Greece we give our shining blades."
"To live with them is far less sweet, than to remember thee!"
"True change takes place in the imagination."
"While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought."
"Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery."
"Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?"

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