Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray

British poet

Lived from: 1716-1771

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Thomas Gray

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    Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
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    A favorite has no friend!
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    Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
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    Any fool may write a most valuable book by change, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.
    Source: Sketch of his own character
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    Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
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    Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
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    Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
    and waste its sweetness on the desert air.
    Source: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard , St. 14
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    The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
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    Thought would destroy their paradise.
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    Where ignorance is bliss, 't is folly to be wise.
    Source: Ode on a distant prospect of Eton College
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    Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
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