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Томас Мур

Дата рождения: 28. Май 1779
Дата смерти: 25. Февраль 1852

То́мас Мур — поэт-романтик, песенник и автор баллад. Один из основных представителей ирландского романтизма. Наиболее известными его произведениями являются «Последняя роза лета» и сборник «Ирландские мелодии». В 1812 году познакомился с Байроном, стал его близким другом и одним из первых биографов.

В России известен прежде всего благодаря стихотворению «Вечерний звон» , переведённому Иваном Козловым и ставшему известной песней.

„Человек может объездить весь мир в поисках того, что ему нужно, и найти это, вернувшись домой.“

„If you want to be successful you must look successful. Если хотите иметь успех, Вы должны выглядеть так, как будто Вы успешны.“

„A soul mate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communication and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace. This kind of relationship is so important to the soul that many have said there is nothing more precious in life.“

„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.“ Care of the Soul: Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

„Go where we may, rest where we will,
Eternal London haunts us still.“

„Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed...
To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life...
One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.“

„An eternal question about children is, how should we educate them? Politicians and educators consider more school days in a year, more science and math, the use of computers and other technology in the classroom, more exams and tests, more certification for teachers, and less money for art. All of these responses come from the place where we want to make the child into the best adult possible, not in the ancient Greek sense of virtuous and wise, but in the sense of one who is an efficient part of the machinery of society. But on all these counts, soul is neglected.“

„And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
Is always the first to be touched by the thorns.“

„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.“

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

„Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.“

„It's important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don't necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.“

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

„You may break, you may shatter the vase, if you will,
But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.“
Irish Melodies

„A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul.“ Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

„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.“ Original Self: Living with Paradox and Originality

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