George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham Quotes

We might well call this short Mock-play of ours A Posie made of Weeds instead of Flowers; Yet such have been presented to your noses, And there are such, I fear, who thought 'em Roses.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

She that would raise a noble love must find Ways to beget a passion for her mind; She must be that which she to the world would seem, For all true love is grounded on esteem: Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart Than all the crooked subtleties of art.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Kisses are but like sands of gold and silver, found upon the ground which are not worth much themselves but as they promise a mine near too be dig'd.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

I drink, I huff, I strut, look big and stare; And all this I can do, because I dare.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Methinks, I see the wanton houres flee, And as they passe, turne back and laugh at me.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

The world's a wood, in which all lose their way, Though by a different path each goes astray.

George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

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