Quotations by Thomas Gray

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Born: Saturday, December 26, 1716
Died: Sunday, June 30, 1771 (54 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: English

'Tis folly to be wise.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Folly)

Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Care, Sense, Today, Victims)

And weep the more, because I weep in vain.
- Thomas Gray

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Genius, Commerce, Fate, Nations)

He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Misery)

I shall be but a shrimp of an author.
- Thomas Gray

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Eyes, Faults, Man)

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Poetry, Thoughts, Words)

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Glory, Grave)

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Fortune, Poor)

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Glory, Sight, Visions)

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Folly, Ignorance)

Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
- Thomas Gray
(Keywords: Reason, Smiles, Youth)

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