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  • The film, A Man for all Seasons is based on the life of Thomas More.
  • I had the honour to have much conversation with Brutus; and was told, "that his ancestor Junius, Socrates, Epaminondas, Cato the younger, Sir Thomas More, and himself were perpetually together:" a sextumvirate, to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Sir Thomas More says one can marry at twenty-four.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Making deliveries on the Upper East Side, he often found himself in the vicinity of a small Catholic church, St. Thomas More.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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  • Their taste in books was catholic, at any rate; Plato in Greek touched Omar in English; Nietzsche partnered Newton; Thomas More was there, and also Hannah More, Thomas Moore, George Moore, and even Old Moore.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • The next is, that Sir Thomas More is chosen Lord Chancellor in your place.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • The Household Steward of Sir Thomas More!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Socrates’[344] condemnation of himself to be maintained in all honor in the Prytaneum,[345] during his life, and Sir Thomas More’s[346] playfulness at the scaffold, are of the same strain.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • "He will answer /trewe/" is in Sir Thomas More; "and /soft/ unto himself he sayd" in Chaucer; "the singers sang /loud/" in the Revised Version of the Bible (Nehemiah xii, 42), and "/indifferent/ well" in Shakespeare.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He looked to Thomas more out of place than a carrot on a tomato plant.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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  • St. Thomas More collected old clothes for the poor.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • At least this wasn’t a difficult delivery, only three crosstown blocks, and he already knew the address, right next door to that peaceful little church, St. Thomas More.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • RICH Oh, everyone’s affable here . (MORE is pleased) Also of course, the friendship of Sir Thomas More.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • (They are going when CHAPUYS and his ATTENDANT enter) CHAPUYS Sir Thomas More!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • England’s next Lord Chancellor was Sir Thomas More, a scholar and, by popular repute, a saint.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • (CROMWELL’s face darkens during this speech) CROMWELL (Sharply) Yes— CHAPUYS To— CROMWELL Sir Thomas More’s.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • When I first went to see Sharon at St. Thomas More, she told me she’d recently spoken to Nancy and Charlie.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • And I may say Thomas More— CROMWELL Thomas More will line up on the right side.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • And I may say Thomas More— CROMWELL Thomas More will line up on the right side.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Sharon bought and arranged the flowers for St. Thomas More.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She had come to New York without a job or even many clothes and had found her way to St. Thomas More.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Not, for instance, the retarded lady with whom she lived for several years after the pastor at St. Thomas More decided he no longer wanted women living in the rectory.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She laughed quaintly, saying: "Does it need Sir Thomas More’s sanction?"
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • ] [Footnote 346: Sir Thomas More.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The King’s a man of conscience and he wants either Sir Thomas More to bless his marriage or Sir Thomas More destroyed.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • The King’s a man of conscience and he wants either Sir Thomas More to bless his marriage or Sir Thomas More destroyed.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • The one fixed point in a world of changing friendships is that Thomas More will not give in!
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Yet is there a man in this court, is there a man in this country, who does not know Sir Thomas More’s opinion of the King’s title?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • (Places two stools at the table, and on it mugs and a candle, which he lights) Oh, he’s a deep one, that Sir Thomas More . Deep . It takes a lot of education to get a man as deep as that . (Straight to audience) And a deep nature to begin with too.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • (CROMWELL looks at him viciously) CROMWELL (Goes apart; formally) Sir Thomas More, is there anything you wish to say to me concerning the King’s marriage with Queen Anne?
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • (While JAILER brings a stool from under the stairs and MORE sits on it, NORFOLK rattles off) This is the Seventh Commission to inquire into the case of Sir Thomas More, appointed by His Majesty’s Council.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • CRANMER (Laying the cross o f his vestment on the table) Place your left hand on this and raise your right handtake your hat off— Now say after me: I swear by my immortal soul— (JAILER, overlapping, repeats the oath with him) —that I Will report truly anything said by Sir Thomas More against the King, the Council or the State of the Realm.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Now, enter, at the head o f the stairs, SIR THOMAS MORE) STEWARD That’s Sir Thomas More.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Now, enter, at the head o f the stairs, SIR THOMAS MORE) STEWARD That’s Sir Thomas More.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Pauses with a cup in hand) My master Thomas More would give anything to anyone.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • As soon as the fanfare is finished NORFOLK speaks) NORFOLK (Takes refuge behind a rigorously official manner) Sir Thomas More, you are called before us here at the Hall of Westminster to answer charge of High Treason.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
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