Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

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.

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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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A Quote by Thomas Gray on expectation, pleasure, and youth

Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows; While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That hush'd in grim repose expects his evening prey.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. II. 2, Line 9.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on gratitude

The still small voice of gratitude.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode for Music. V. Line 8.

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