Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

A Quote by Thomas Gray on sympathy

The social smile, the sympathetic tear.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Education and Government.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on words

in

Bright-eyed Fancy, hov'ring o'er, Scatters from her pictured urn Thoughts that breathe and words that burn.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. III. 3, Line 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on bliss, destruction, fate, happiness, ignorance, men, pain, paradise, sorrow, and thought

To each his suff'rings; all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan,- The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'T is folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 10.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on custom

in

One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd hill, Along the heath, and near his fav'rite tree: Another came; nor yet beside the rill, Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 28.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on confusion, conquest, and idleness

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king! Confusion on thy banners wait! Though fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing, They mock the air with idle state.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. I. 1, Line 1.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on dawn and love

in

When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on fortune

in

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

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Sketch of His Own Character

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on birth, earth, fame, fortune, humility, melancholy, science, and youth

Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray on men

in

Ah, tell them they are men!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 6.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Gray

Comus and his midnight crew.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode for Music. The Bard. III. 3, Line 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content