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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.
[Change]
 

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.
[Pain]
 

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

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.
[Truth]