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

Famous As: Irish Poet and Singer Known for His Lyrics to the Popular Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’
Born On: May 28, 1779
Died On: March 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.
It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Thomas Moore
Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Thomas Moore
Came but for friendship, and took away love.

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.

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.

Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.

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

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.

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.

...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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oh! blame not the bard.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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