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Thomas Moore Quotes

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a rougue to retire upon.

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.

Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.

No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.

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.

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

The heart that has truly loved never forgets But as truly loves on to the close.

This is the right time, and this is the right thing.

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.

True change takes place in the imagination.

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.