Thomas Gray - Quotes

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

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

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. ---->>>

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. ---->>>

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes. ---->>>

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. ---->>>

And weep the more, because I weep in vain. ---->>>

I shall be but a shrimp of an author. ---->>>

He gave to misery (all he had) a tear. ---->>>

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight. ---->>>

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. ---->>>

'Tis folly to be wise. ---->>>

The paths of glory lead but to the grave. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: December 26, 1716
Birthplace:
Die: June 30, 1771
Occupation: Poet
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Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751. Gray was an extremely self critical writer who published only 13 poems in his lifetime (wikipedia)