Quotes by Thomas Gray

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

Thought would destroy their paradise.
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
See the Wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe, and walk again: The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To Him are opening Paradise.
Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee's collected treasures sweet, Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet The still small voice of Gratitude.