Thomas Moore

1779 - 1852

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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A Quote by Thomas Moore on heart, hope, humility, peace, and world

I knew, by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd Above the green elms, that a cottage was near; And I said, "If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that was humble might hope for it here."

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Ballad Stanzas.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on boasts, seasons, and time

Every season hath its pleasures; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures Brighten Autumn's soberer time.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on glory, justice, sage, and soldiers

How shall we rank thee upon glory's page, Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage?

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: To Thomas Hume.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on absence, architecture, clarity, garden, literature, music, painting, paradise, poetry, religion, soul, and world

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 101

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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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