1716-1771, British Poet
A favorite has no friend!
Thomas Gray – [Hypocrisy]

Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.
Thomas Gray – [Children]

Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
Thomas Gray – [Economy and Economics]

Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Thomas Gray – [Death and Dying]

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Thomas Gray – [Glory]

Thought would destroy their paradise.
Thomas Gray – [Thoughts and Thinking]

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
Thomas Gray – [Poverty and The Poor]

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray – [Ignorance]

Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
Thomas Gray – [Smile]