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Thomas Moore
Born (1779-05-28)28 May 1779
Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland
Died 25 February 1852(1852-02-25) (aged 72)
Sloperton Cottage, Bromham, Wiltshire, England
Occupation Poet, singer, songwriter, entertainer
Nationality Irish
Notable works “The Minstrel Boy”
“The Last Rose of Summer”
Spouse Elizabeth Dyke

This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
Thomas Moore
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
 Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Oh! blame not the bard.
Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
Thomas Moore
From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
Thomas Moore
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore
Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
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.
Thomas Moore
All that’s bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
Thomas Moore
My only books were woman’s looks, and folly’s all they’ve taught me.
Thomas Moore
The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.
Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still.
It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.
Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns.
Thomas Moore
A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
Thomas Moore
Ask a woman’s advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you’re sure to be wise.
Thomas Moore
While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
Thomas Moore
And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.