65 Thomas Moore Quotes to Take Care of the Soul

Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, satirist, composer and political advocate who had friendships with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Educated at Trinity College Dublin and later studying law in London Moore gained significant income and popularity through his major poetic work “Irish Melodies” which supported Irish nationalism.

Thomas Moore Quotes

His narrative poem “Lalla Rookh” (1817) was highly acclaimed earning him a substantial sum and contemporary reputation.

Moore was involved in the burning of Byron’s memoirs to protect his friend’s image but later published Byron’s letters and journals.

His works also include satirical portrayals of the Regency period as well as writings supporting the Catholic cause and revolutionary figures.

Below you will find the best quotes by Thomas Moore.

Best Thomas Moore Quotes


Came but for friendship, and took away love. ~ Thomas Moore.


Soul is to be found in the vicinity of taboo. ~ Thomas Moore.


Revenge on a tyrant is sweetest of all! ~ Thomas Moore.

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

The light, that lies In woman’s eyes, Has been my heart’s undoing. ~ Thomas Moore.


Faith, Fanatic faith, once wedded fast to some dear falsehood, hugs it to the last. ~ Thomas Moore.

Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth; Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth… ~ Thomas Moore.

Most of us can remember a time when a birthday, especially if it was one’s own, brightened the world as if a second sun has risen. ~ Thomas Moore.

A river sings a holy song conveying the mysterious truth that we are a river, and if we are ignorant of this natural law, we are lost. ~ Thomas Moore.


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

The problem in narcissism is not the high ideals and ambitions, it’s the difficulty one encounters when trying to give them body. ~ Thomas Moore.

I have made many mistakes and done a lot of foolish things, but when I look back on the person I was, I feel affection for him and laugh at him. ~ Thomas Moore.

You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still. ~ Thomas Moore.


Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquility. ~ Thomas Moore.

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o’er silent seas again. ~ Thomas Moore.

A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul. ~ Thomas Moore.

Though an angel should write, still ’tis devils must print. ~ Thomas Moore.

Maybe one function of love is to cure us of an anemic imagination, a life emptied of romantic attachment and abandoned to reason. ~ Thomas Moore.

Love doesn’t demand perfection, but it does ask you to give yourself with less reserve than you’d prefer. ~ Thomas Moore.

Thought-Provoking Thomas Moore Quotes

When Time who steals our years away
Shall steal our pleasures too
The memory of the past will stay
And half our joys renew. ~ Thomas Moore.


No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream. ~ Thomas Moore.

There is no way to re-enchant our lives in a disenchanted culture except by becoming renegades from that culture and planting the seeds for a new one. ~ Thomas Moore.

Only when you are fully engaged can you see the activity that will make your life feel worth living. ~ Thomas Moore.

Fond memory brings the light of other days around me. ~ Thomas Moore.

It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul. ~ Thomas Moore.


Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. ~ Thomas Moore.

We let a river shower its banks with a spirit that invades the people living there, and we protect that river, knowing that without its blessings the people have no source of soul. ~ Thomas Moore.

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. ~ Thomas Moore.

Usually, the main problem with life conundrums is that we don’t bring to them enough imagination. ~ Thomas Moore.

A boat at midnight sent alone to drift upon the moonless sea, a lute, whose leading chord is gone, a wounded bird, that hath but one imperfect wing to soar upon, are like what I am, without thee. ~ Thomas Moore.


The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close. ~ Thomas Moore.

It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed. ~ Thomas Moore.

I have plenty of machinery around me; what I really need is a more enchanting world in which to live and work. ~ Thomas Moore.

Silence is not an absence of sound but rather a shifting of attention toward sounds that speak to the soul. ~ Thomas Moore.

A few moments of silence may be all the meditation we need at times. Our homes could have a little space for withdrawal and quiet, and even a small garden could offer some distance from noise. ~ Thomas Moore.


Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. ~ Thomas Moore.

My only books were woman’s looks, and folly’s all they’ve taught me. ~ Thomas Moore.

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. ~ Thomas Moore.

Famous Thomas Moore Quotes

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.

A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, Opportunity! ~ Thomas Moore.


A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a route to retire upon. ~ Thomas Moore.

The key to seeing the world’s soul, and in the process wakening our own, is to get over the confusion by which we think that fact is real and imagination is illusion. ~ Thomas Moore.

All that’s bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that’s sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest. ~ Thomas Moore.

Socrates and Jesus, two teachers of virtue and love, were executed because of the unsettling, threatening power of their souls, which was revealed in their personal lives and in their words. ~ Thomas Moore.

The soul doesn’t distinguish between good and bad as much as between what is nutritious and what isn’t. Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world. ~ Thomas Moore.

Though an angel should write, still ’tis devils must print. ~ Thomas Moore.


I thought that the light-house looked lovely as hope, That star on life’s tremulous ocean. ~ Thomas Moore.

Go where we may, rest where we will, Eternal London haunts us still. ~ Thomas Moore.

The basic contribution one can make to one’s community is not to add to the general unconsciousness of the time. ~ Thomas Moore.

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touched by the thorns. ~ Thomas Moore.

Beautiful Thomas Moore Quotes

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

The only thing as challenging as getting tangled in the underbrush of relationship is trying to write about it. ~ Thomas Moore.

Desires are central to the soul’s unfolding and should not be dismissed before giving them careful attention. ~ Thomas Moore.


A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. ~ Thomas Moore.

When we allow ourselves to exist truly and fully, we sting the world with our vision and challenge it with our own ways of being. ~ Thomas Moore.

In our prayer and meditation we hope for fulfilling ordinary life. ~ Thomas Moore.

This is the right time, and this is the right thing. ~ Thomas Moore.

What though youth gave love and roses, age still leaves us friends and wine. ~ Thomas Moore.

It is precisely because we resist the darkness in ourselves that we miss the depths of the loveliness, beauty, brilliance, creativity, and joy that lie at our core. ~ Thomas Moore.


It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury. ~ Thomas Moore.

Your first task is to find the place where your soul is at home. ~ Thomas Moore.

The past, the future: – two eternities! ~ Thomas Moore.

What’s important is finding out what works for you. ~ Thomas Moore.

A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace. ~ Thomas Moore.

So these were 65 top Thomas Moore Quotes to Take Care of the Soul.

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