Thomas Moore Quotes (273 quotes)
“When time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay And half our joys renew.”
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore (1863 edition), p. 177
“Come, come, said Tom's father, at
your time of life,
There's no longer excuse for thus
playing the rake--
It is time you should think, boy, of
taking a wife.
Why, so it is father--whose wife
shall I take?”
A Joke Versified
National Airs, Spring and Autumn, st. 1 (1815).
National Airs, Italian Air, "How Shall I Woo?" - From: "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: Including His Melodies, Ballads, Etc." (J. Crissy, 1841), p. 331
“How dear to me the hour when daylight dies, And sunbeams melt along the silent sea, For then sweet dreams of other days arise, And memory breathes her vesper sigh to thee.”
Irish Melodies (1821), "How dear to me the hour when daylight dies"
“If with water you fill up your glasses, You'll never write anything wise; For wine is the horse of Parnassus, Which hurries a bard to the skies.”
The Works: Comprehending All His Melodies, Ballads Etc., Vol. 1 (1823), p. xxix, "A Sketch of Thomas Moore"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Moore
Born: May 28, 1779
Died: February 25, 1852 (aged 72)
Occupation: Poet, singer, songwriter, entertainer
Bio: Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”