Thomas Moore
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"Thomas Moore" was an Irishman/Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray (1778–1843)/John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as "Anacreon Moore".

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To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

My Birthday! what a difference sound That word had in my youthful ears; And how each time the day comes round, Less and less white its mark appears.

By learning to discover and value our ordinariness, we nurture a friendliness toward ourselves and the world that is the essence of a healthy soul.

Eyes of most unholy blue!

True change takes place in the imagination.

Rich and rare were the gems she wore, / And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore.

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.

Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world.

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.

I feel like one / Who treads alone / Some banquet-hall deserted, / Whose lights are fled, / Whose garlands dead / And all but he departed!

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.