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Francis Thompson Quotes

An English poet and ascetic.
(1859 - 1907)

All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.

An atheist is a man who believes himself an accident.
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And left the flushed print in a poppy there.

For we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own.

In all change, well looked into, the germinal good out-vails the apparent ill.

Look for me in the nurseries of Heaven.

Nothing begins, and nothing ends, That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others' pain, And perish in our own.

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves. - Without that, the conqueror is nought but the foist slave.

The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl.

What you theoretically know, vividly realize.

Whatever has a mystery thrown round it causes the truth to appear more grand and awful.