John Gay Quotes


36 John Gay quotes:



"The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits."
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"An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse."
Author: Gay Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Curse Quotes
"Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us, / And fires us / With courage, love and joy. / Women and wine should life employ. / Is there aught else on earth desirous?"
Author: Gay Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Corruption's not for modern date; It hath been tried in ev'ry state"
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"Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose."
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"Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save."
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"O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on."
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"I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them."
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"There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self."
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"She who has never loved has never lived."
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"Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together."
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"Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee."
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"Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives."
Author: Gay Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Wives Quotes
"Shadow owes its birth to light."
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"No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat."
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"We only part to meet again."
"What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us."
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"Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand."
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"A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine."
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"But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest."
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