Lord Lyttleton

1709 - 1773

A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on chastity, corruption, death, heaven, inspiration, thought, and wishes

For his chaste Muse employ'd her heaven-taught lyre None but the noblest passions to inspire, Not one immoral, one corrupted thought, One line which, dying, he could wish to blot.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on brides and wives

How much the wife is dearer than the bride.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: An Irregular Ode.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on despair, hope, love, and reason

None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair, But love can hope where reason would despair.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Epigram.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on husbands and losing

The lover in the husband may be lost.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Advice to a Lady.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on ambition, heart, and sex

What is your sex's earliest, latest care, Your heart's supreme ambition? To be fair.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Advice to a Lady.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on admiration

Where none admire, 't is useless to excel; Where none are beaux, 't is vain to be a belle.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Soliloquy on a Beauty in the Country.

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A Quote by Lord Lyttleton on friendship and women

Women, like princes, find few real friends.

Lord Lyttleton (1709 - 1773)

Source: Advice to a Lady.

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