John Gay Quotes

Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.

John Gay

What will not luxury taste? Earth, sea, and air, Are daily ransack'd for the bill of fare. Blood stuffed in skins is British Christians' food, And France robs marshes of the croaking brood.

John Gay

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.

John Gay

From wine what sudden friendship springs

John Gay

The brave Love mercy, and delight to save.

John Gay

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

John Gay

To cheat a man is nothing; but the woman must have fine parts, indeed, who cheats a woman.

John Gay

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.

John Gay

Thus shadow owes its birth to light.

John Gay

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

John Gay

We only part to meet again.

John Gay

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

John Gay

If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispelled when a woman appears.

John Gay

Fill every glass, for wine inspires us,And fires us With courage, love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought to else on earth desirous?

John Gay
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