Thomas Moore

1779 - 1852

A Quote by Thomas Moore on achievement, art, balance, earth, extremism, garden, labor, life, magic, nature, peace, pleasure, practice, spirituality, work, world, and path

The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice and the material world. It is a magical place because it is not divided. The many divisions and polarizations that terrorize a disenchanted world find peaceful accord among mossy rock walls, rough stone paths, and trimmed bushes. Maybe a garden sometimes seems fragile, for all its earth and labor, because it achieves such an extraordinary delicate balance of nature and human life, naturalness and artificiality. It has its own liminality, its point of balance between great extremes.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 99.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore

T'is the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Last Rose of Summer.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on affection, citizenship, and nature

From thence the beasts be brought in, killed and clean washed by the hands of their bondsmen. For they permit not their free citizens to accustom themselves to the killing of beasts, through the use whereof they think clemency, the gentlest affection of our nature, by little and little to decay and perish.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on individuality, relationships, sex, and time

The intimacy in sex is never only physical. In a sexual relationship we may discover who we are in ways otherwise unavailable to us, and at the same time we allow our partner to see and know that individual. As we unveil our bodies, we also disclose our persons.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on dreams, love, music, and soul

And music, too-dear music! that can touch Beyond all else the soul that loves it much - Now heard far off, so far as but to seem Like the faint, exquisite music of a dream.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on garden, love, and time

I have a garden of my own, Shining with flowers of every hue; I loved it dearly while alone, But I shall love it more with your: And there the golden bees shall come, In summer time at the break of morn, And wake us with their busy hum Around the Siha's fragrant thorn.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Casket, 1835

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on garden, heart, learning, mystery, paradise, and soul

We may have to learn again the mystery of the garden: how its external characteristics model the heart itself, and how the soul is a garden enclosed, our own perpetual paradise where we can be refreshed and restored.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on day, plants, secrets, sleep, and timidity

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.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on earth, heaven, and sorrow

Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on future and past

This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future: - two eternities!

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.

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