Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.
John Gay (1685 - 1732)
Contributed by: Zaady
Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.
Source: The Painter Who Pleased Nobody and Everybody.
O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed By keeping men off, you keep them on.
Source: The Beggar's Opera, 1728
In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Rat-catcher and Cat
Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest.
And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place.
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Hare and Many Friends
Those who in quarrels interpose Must often wipe a bloody nose.
Source: Fables, pt. I, 1727, The Mastics
A fox may steal your hens, sir . . . . If lawyer's hand is fee'd, sir He steals your whole estate.
Source: The Beggar’s Opera
Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
Source: My own Epitaph.
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.
Source: My Lodging Is on the Cold Ground, 1720
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