John Gay - Quotes

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Shadow owes its birth to light. ---->>>

We only part to meet again.

We only part to meet again.

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save. ---->>>

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

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self. ---->>>

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

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. ---->>>

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

She who has never loved has never lived. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose. ---->>>

The brave love mercy, and delight to save. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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


Name: John Gay
Nationality: English
Born: June 30, 1685
Birthplace: Barnstaple, England
Die: December 4, 1732
Occupation: Poet

John Gay (; 30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.(wikipedia)