John Gay Quotes (90 Quotes)


    Can Love be controlled by advice.

    O ruddier than the cherry, O sweeter than the berry, O nymph more bright Than moonshine night, Like kidlings blithe and merry.

    An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.

    Is there no hope The sick man said, the silent doctor shook his head, and took his leave with signs of sorrow, despairing of his fee tomorrow.

    The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.


    We only part to meet again.

    The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy

    Pride is to the character, like the attic to the house the highest part, and generally the most empty.

    On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.

    In beauty, faults conspicuous grow The smallest speck is seen in snow.

    Where yet was ever found a mother, who'd give her booby for another.

    Love, then, hath every bliss in store 'Tis friendship, and 'tis something more. Each other every wish they give Not to know love is not to live.

    All in the Downs the fleet was moored, The streamers waving in the wind, When black-eyed Susan came aboard.

    It would impose fines of up to 25,000 for paperwork violations. How many businesses could withstand one or two or three 25,000 fines for checking the wrong box

    The prince who kept the world in awe, the judge whose dictate fixed the law The rich, the poor, the great, the small, are leveled death confounds 'em all.

    Praising all alike is praising none.

    Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

    There is a loud group of anti-immigration folks out there for whom this is the main issue they care about. They make a lot of noise, send e-mails and write and call their congressional representatives.

    Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married.

    Bring me a hundred reeds of decent growth, To make a pipe for my capacious mouth.

    I felt good if they ran the 1-3-1 against the offense we're using. Then we went out there and didn't show a lot of patience and poise, didn't get it set up, didn't pass the ball around and make their zone work.

    Corruption's not for modern date It hath been tried in ev'ry state

    Fill ev'ryglass, for wine inspires us, And fires us With courage, love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought else on earth desirous.

    Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.

    By ignorance is pride increased Those most assume who know the least.

    How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away.

    When we risk no contradiction It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.

    I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.

    The child whom many fathers share hath seldom known a father's care

    The smallest speck is seen on snow.

    We started out in a zone. We were trying to stop Best and Harris inside but Lucas and Spry killed that plan. We were just going to take our chances making them shoot from the outside.

    One wife is too much for most husbands to hear, But two at a time there's no mortal can bear.

    'T is woman that seduces all mankind By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.

    Adieu she cries and waved her lily hand.

    A fox may steal your hens, sir .... If lawyers hand is feed, sir He steals your whole estate.

    He's a good, pro-business senator. He's with us on labor issues, tax issues. He's for permanent appeal of the death tax.

    Man may escape from rope and gun Nay, some have outlived the doctor's pill Who takes a woman must be undone, That basilisk is sure to kill. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets, So he that tastes woman, woman, woman, He that tastes woman, ruin meets.

    While there is life, there's hope,' he cried 'Then why such haste' so groaned and died

    Whoever heard a man of fortune in England talk of the necessaries of life ... Whether we can afford it or no, we must have superfluities.

    Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.

    Do like other widows - buy yourself weeds, and be cheerful.

    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.

    Nor love, nor honour, wealth nor power, Can give the heart a cheerful hour When health is lost, be timely wise With health all taste of pleasure flies.

    Tis a gross error, held in schools, That Fortune always favours fools.

    Our defense is key to us right now. We've got to play good defense. That's our driving force.

    No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.

    And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place.

    Now Cynthia, named fair regent of the night.

    O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.

    From wine what sudden friendship springs.


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