Thomas Moore

1779 - 1852

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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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 advice and women

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advise, do the the reverse and you are sure to be wise.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on time

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Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: A Canadian Boat-Song.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on brothers and past

Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near, and the daylight 's past.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: A Canadian Boat-Song.

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on corruption and heart

Like a young eagle who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd to wing the dart Which rank corruption destines for their heart.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Corruption. (see Lord Byron)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on earth

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And oh if there be an Elysium on earth, It is this, it is this!

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on faith, gifts, questions, soul, spirit, and wonder

Faith is a gift of spirit that allows the soul to remain attached to its own unfolding. When faith is soulful, it is always planted in the soil of wonder and questioning.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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