Thomas Gray Quotes

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Thomas Gray Quotes

Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
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Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

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Ignorance is bliss

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Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.

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Visions of glory, spare my aching sight.

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Thought would destroy their paradise.

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Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.

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As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me?

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Men will believe anything at all provided they are under no obligation to believe it.

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One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame.

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The insect-youth are on the wing,
Eager to taste the honied spring,
And float amid the liquid noon!

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The different steps and degrees of education may be compared to the artificer's operations upon marble; it is one thing to dig it out of the quarry, and another to square it, to give it gloss and lustre, call forth every beautiful spot and vein, shape it into a column, or animate it into a statue.

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T'was Spring, t'was Summer, all was gay Now Autumn bears a cloud brow The flowers of Spring are swept way And Summer fruits desert the bough

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England, so long mistress of the sea, Where winds and waves confess her sovereignty, Her ancient triumphs yet on high shall bear And reign the sovereign of the conquered air.

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When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes.

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From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.

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