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Thomas Gray
December 26, 1716 - June 30, 1771
Nationality: English
Category: Poet
Subcategory: English Poet

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.


Visions of glory, spare my aching sight.


Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.


Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond to-day.


Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.


He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.


'Tis folly to be wise.


And weep the more, because I weep in vain.


If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.


Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.


The paths of glory lead but to the grave.


Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.


I shall be but a shrimp of an author.


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