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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Thomas Moore on heart, love, nature, flower, romantic, sweet, pain, happiness, sail, friendship, freedom, life and women.

33 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Thomas Moore For The Sonneteer In You

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer

Born On: May 28, 1779

Died On: February 25, 1852

Born In: Dublin, Ireland

Died At Age: 72

Thomas Moore was a great Irish poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer. He is distinguished for the lyrics that he wrote for ‘The Minstrel Boy’ and ‘The Last Rose of Summer’. He is also referred as ‘Anacreon Moore’. Moore had ambitions to be an actor after he had appeared in a musical play, ‘The Poor Solider’. However, as he grew up, he gained fame as a poet, singer and songwriter. Irish Melodies or Moore’s Melodies are his collection of poems which consists of 130 of his poems. ‘The Meeting of the Waters’, ‘Believe Me, If All Those Endearing young Charms' and  ‘The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls’ are a few of the poems in 'Moore’s Melodies'. This Irish poet even wrote a comic opera named ‘M.P.’, but soon realized that it was not his calling and continued writing political satires and poems. ‘Odes of Anacreon’, ‘Corruption and Intolerance, Two Poems’ and ‘The Loves of the Angles’ are a few of his notable works. Moore’s thoughts and views were very inspirational and are sure to leave you thinking. We have gathered a few of Thomas Moore’s famous quotes and thoughts which have been snipped from his work, life, writings, poetry, lyrics and plays.
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It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed

Thomas Moore

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.

Thomas Moore

From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.

Thomas Moore

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.

Thomas Moore

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Thomas Moore

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

Thomas Moore

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

Thomas Moore

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

Thomas Moore

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.

Thomas Moore

What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.

Thomas Moore

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

Thomas Moore

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.

Thomas Moore

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Thomas Moore

Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still.

Thomas Moore

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

It is precisely because we resist the darkness in ourselves that we miss the depths of the loveliness, beauty, brilliance, creativity, and joy that lie at our core.

Thomas Moore

Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.

Thomas Moore

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

Thomas Moore

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Thomas Moore

Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.

Thomas Moore

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

Thomas Moore

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.

Thomas Moore

...to the soul, the most minute details and the most ordinary activities, carried out with mindfulness and art, have an effect far beyond their apparent insignificance.

Thomas Moore

My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.

Thomas Moore

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.

Thomas Moore

The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

Thomas Moore

When soul is neglected, it doesn't just go away; it appears symptomatically in obsessions, addictions, violence, and loss of meaning.

Thomas Moore

Oh! blame not the bard.

Thomas Moore

A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.

Thomas Moore

All human symptoms and problems, when they are taken to their depth and realized in a soulful way, find their ultimate solution in a religious sensibility.

Thomas Moore

Maybe one function of love is to cure us of an anemic imagination, a life emptied of romantic attachment and abandoned to reason.

Thomas Moore

The basic contribution one can make to one's community is not to add to the general unconsciousness of the time.

Thomas Moore