Thomas Moore Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Thomas Moore quotes, Thomas Moore sayings, and Thomas Moore proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Ne'er ask the hour -- what is it to us / How Time deals out his treasures? / The golden moments lent us thus / Are not his coin, but Pleasure's. / If counting them o'er could add to their blisses, / I'd number each glorious second: / But moments of joy are, like Lesbia's kisses, / Too quick and sweet to be reckon'd. / Then fill the cup -- what is it to us / How time his circle measures? / The fairy hours we call up thus / Obey no wand but Pleasure's. Thomas Moore
Then think of the friend who once welcomed it too. Thomas Moore
Every repast can have soul and can be enchanting; it asks for only a small degree of mindfulness and a habit of doing things with care and imagination. Thomas Moore
Romantic love is not only a necessary illusion, it is a desirable deception. It is one of the most powerful and most effective forms of soul-making. Thomas Moore
Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. Thomas Moore
'Tis the last rose of summer / Left blooming alone; / All her lovely companions / Are faded and gone. Thomas Moore
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thomas Moore
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
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life / As love’s young dream. Thomas Moore
When once the young heart of a maiden is stolen, / The maiden herself will steal after it soon. Thomas Moore
Romantic love is not only a necessary illusion, it is a desirable deception. Naturally, if we enter that illusion without an imagination for poetry and music, we may literally play the fool as love buffets us; but if we appreciate its theatrics, we could be profoundly deepened by it...It is one of the most powerful and most effective forms of soul-making. Thomas Moore
There written all Black as the damning drops that fall From the denouncing Angel's pen, Ere Mercy weeps them out again. Thomas Moore
This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven. Thomas Moore