John Gay Quotes

Top 77 wise famous quotes and sayings by John Gay

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John Gay quotes: Can love be controll'd by advice? Can love be controll'd by advice?
John Gay quotes: A man is always afraid of a woman that loves him too much A man is always afraid of a woman that loves him too much
John Gay quotes: You can only be called a hypocrite if you judge others first. You can only be called a hypocrite if you judge others first.
John Gay quotes: To shoot at crows is powder flung away. To shoot at crows is powder flung away.
John Gay quotes: Envy is a kind of praise. Envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay quotes: When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction. When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.
John Gay quotes: Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either. Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either.
John Gay quotes: A woman's friendship ever ends in love. A woman's friendship ever ends in love.
John Gay quotes: No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat. No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
John Gay quotes: 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. 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.
John Gay quotes: Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them! Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them!
John Gay quotes: Fair is the kingcup that in meadow blows, Fair is the daisy that beside her grows. Fair is the kingcup that in meadow blows, Fair is the daisy that beside her grows.
John Gay quotes: Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose. Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay quotes: Envy's a sharper spur than pay. Envy's a sharper spur than pay.
John Gay quotes: But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out. But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
John Gay quotes: Beasts kill for hunger, men for pay. Beasts kill for hunger, men for pay.
John Gay quotes: Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives. Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.
John Gay quotes: Give me, kind heaven, a private station, a mind serene for contemplation. Give me, kind heaven, a private station, a mind serene for contemplation.
John Gay quotes: Here Shock, the pride of all his kind, is laid, Who fawned like man, but ne'er like man betrayed. Here Shock, the pride of all his kind, is laid, Who fawned like man, but ne'er like man betrayed.
John Gay quotes: 'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts. 'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.
John Gay quotes: O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on. O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
John Gay quotes: There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self. There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.
John Gay quotes: 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. 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.
John Gay quotes: The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment. The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.
John Gay quotes: Who friendship with a knave hath made, Is judged a partner in the trade. Who friendship with a knave hath made, Is judged a partner in the trade.
John Gay quotes: To friendship every burden's light. To friendship every burden's light.
John Gay quotes: 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. 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.
John Gay quotes: What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes
John Gay quotes: One wife is too much for most husbands to bear, But two at a time there's no mortal can bear. One wife is too much for most husbands to bear, But two at a time there's no mortal can bear.
John Gay quotes: Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil? Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil?
John Gay quotes: Gulliver was soon being read "from the cabinet council to the nursery". Gulliver was soon being read "from the cabinet council to the nursery".
John Gay quotes: By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated. By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated.
John Gay quotes: Shadow owes its birth to light. Shadow owes its birth to light.
John Gay quotes: Woman's mind Oft' shifts her passions, like th'inconstant wind; Sudden she rages, like the troubled main, Now sinks the storm, and all is calm again. Woman's mind Oft' shifts her passions, like th'inconstant wind; Sudden she rages, like the troubled main, Now sinks the storm, and all is calm again.
John Gay quotes: In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow. In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow.
John Gay quotes: Of all the fools that pride can boast, A Coxcomb claims distinction most. Of all the fools that pride can boast, A Coxcomb claims distinction most.
John Gay quotes: No author ever spar'd a brother. No author ever spar'd a brother.
John Gay quotes: She who has never loved has never lived. She who has never loved has never lived.
John Gay quotes: In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree. In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.
John Gay quotes: Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay quotes: I never, with important air, In conversation overbear ... My tongue within my lips I rein; For who talks much must talk in vain. I never, with important air, In conversation overbear ... My tongue within my lips I rein; For who talks much must talk in vain.
John Gay quotes: Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
John Gay quotes: The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.
John Gay quotes: How, like a moth, the simple maid Still plays around the flame! How, like a moth, the simple maid Still plays around the flame!
John Gay quotes: Who talks much, must talk in vain. Who talks much, must talk in vain.
John Gay quotes: Music might tame and civilize wild beasts, but 'tis evident it never yet could tame and civilize musicians. Music might tame and civilize wild beasts, but 'tis evident it never yet could tame and civilize musicians.
John Gay quotes: Love is so whimsical in both sexes that it is impossible to be lasting. But my heart is particular and contradicts my own observation. Love is so whimsical in both sexes that it is impossible to be lasting. But my heart is particular and contradicts my own observation.
John Gay quotes: And when a lady's in the case, You know, all other things give place. And when a lady's in the case, You know, all other things give place.
John Gay quotes: To cheat a man isnothing; but the womanmust have fine parts indeed who cheats a woman! To cheat a man isnothing; but the womanmust have fine parts indeed who cheats a woman!
John Gay quotes: 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 to-morrow. 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 to-morrow.
John Gay quotes: Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health. Who hath not heard the rich complain Of surfeits, and corporeal pain? He barr'd from every use of wealth, Envies the ploughman's strength and health.
John Gay quotes: Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save. Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
John Gay quotes: Fair is the marigold, for pottage meet. Fair is the marigold, for pottage meet.
John Gay quotes: My Own EpitaphLife's a jest, and all things show it.I thought so once, and now I know it. My Own Epitaph
Life's a jest, and all things show it.
I thought so once, and now I know it.
John Gay quotes: Youth's the season made for joys, Love is then our duty. Youth's the season made for joys, Love is then our duty.
John Gay quotes: Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest. Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
John Gay quotes: My lodging is on the cold ground, And hard, very hard, is my fare, But that which grieves me more Is the coldness of my dear. My lodging is on the cold ground, And hard, very hard, is my fare, But that which grieves me more Is the coldness of my dear.
John Gay quotes: From kings to cobblers 'tis the same; Bad servants wound their masters' fame. From kings to cobblers 'tis the same; Bad servants wound their masters' fame.