Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

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.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on murder and shame

Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. II. 3, Line 11.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on fiction and truth

And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Bard. III. 3, Line 3.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on dawn and love

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

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on fortune

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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

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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.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on men

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Ah, tell them they are men!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

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

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

Comus and his midnight crew.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

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

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on laughter and madness

And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 8.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on paradise

The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. Line 53.

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