John Gay

1685 - 1732

A Quote by John Gay on courage, earth, joy, life, love, wine, and women

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?

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728

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A Quote by John Gay on mankind, seduction, and women

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

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Gay on duty, love, seasons, and youth

Youth's the season made for joys, Love is then our duty.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728

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A Quote by John Gay

If with me you'd fondly stray. Over the hills and far away.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Gay

Praising all alike is praising none.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Epistle to a Lady

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A Quote by John Gay on assumptions, ignorance, and pride

Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

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A Quote by John Gay on men

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Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Painter Who Pleased Nobody and Everybody.

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A Quote by John Gay on kiss and men

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

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728

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A Quote by John Gay on age, agreement, and trade

In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Rat-catcher and Cat

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A Quote by John Gay on direction, eternity, good, ignorance, providence, resignation, rest, and virtue

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 (1685 - 1732)

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