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" Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. "


-Thomas Gray
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This quote is just one of 10 total Thomas Gray quotes in our collection. Thomas Gray is known for saying 'Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.' as well as some of the following quotes.

"Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise."
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"There sit the sainted sage, the bard divine, / The few, whom genius gave to shine / Through every unborn age, and undiscovered clime."
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"What female heart can gold despise? / What cat's averse to fish?"
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"Full many a gem of purest ray sereneThe dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,And waste its sweetness on the desert air."
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"He passed the flaming bounds of space and time: / The living throne, the sapphire-blaze, / Where angels tremble while they gaze, / He saw; but blasted with excess of light, / Closed his eyes in endless night."
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