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Thomas Moore
May 28, 1779 - February 25, 1852
Nationality: Irish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Irish Poet

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.


Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.


Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.


Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.


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


True change takes place in the imagination.


Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.


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


Came but for friendship, and took away love.


This is the right time, and this is the right thing.


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


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


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.


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