John Gay Quotes

Most popular John Gay Quotes

Envy is a kind of praise.

envy

Youth's the season made for joys.

youth

He best can pity who has felt the woe.
— John Gay

empathy

Youth's the season made for joys, love is then our duty.
— John Gay
No author ever spar'd a brother;
Wits are game-cocks to one another.

authors

Life is a jest; and all things show it.
I thought so once; but now I know it.
— John Gay

life

Fill every glass, for wine inspires us,
And fires us
With courage, love, and joy.

inspirational

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

widow

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.

money

I know you lawyers can, with ease,
Twist words and meanings as you please;
That language by your skill made pliant,
Will bend to favor ev'ry client.
— John Gay

lawyers