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Quotes by Thomas Gray - (19 quotes)

Thomas Gray - From the Aging category:

Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Commerce category:

- b.1716 d.1771...
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Complaining category:

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r / The moping owl does to the moon complain. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Contemplation category:

To Contemplation's sober eye. / Such is the race of Man. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Ego category:

-in a letter to Horace Walpole, February 25, 1768...
I shall be but a shrimp of an author. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Fame category:

A favorite has no friend! (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Future category:

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight. / Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul! (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Goodness category:

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Gratitude category:

- Ode for Music...
Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, / The bee's collected treasures sweet, / Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet / The still small voice of gratitude. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Innocence category:

Where once my careless childhood strayed, / A stranger yet to pain. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Nature category:

-b.1716 d.1771...
The meanest flowret of the vale, / The simplest note that swells the gale, / The common sun, the air, and skies, / To him are opening paradise. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Obscurity category:

-b.1716 d.1771...
Full many a gem of purest ray serene / The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: / Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, / And waste its sweetness on the desert air. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Poetry category:

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Religion category:

There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief without the help of any other argument. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Repose category:

-Descent of Odin...
Now my weary lips I close; / Leave me, leave me to repose! (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Rewards category:

-b.1716 d.1771...
Not all that tempts your wand'ring eyes / And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; / Nor all that glisters, gold. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Sadness category:

And weep the more, because I weep in vain. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Suffering category:

-Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, 1742...
To each his suff'rings: all are men, / Condemn'd alike to groan, / The tender for another's pain; / Th' unfeeling for his own. (Thomas Gray)

Thomas Gray - From the Wisdom category:

No more; where ignorance is bliss, / 'Tis folly to be wise. (Thomas Gray)