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