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A merry companion is as good as a wagon. ...
by John Lyly

A merry companion is as good as a wagon.
- John Lyly

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.
- John Lyly

A clear conscience is a sure card.
- John Lyly

The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.
- John Lyly

 

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar,
so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.
- John Lyly

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
- John Lyly

Night hath a thousand eyes.
- John Lyly

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The true measure of life is not length,
but honesty.
- John Lyly

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire,
and measure the wind.
- John Lyly

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
- John Lyly

We might knit that knot with our tongues that we shall
never undo with our teeth.
- John Lyly

Beauty makes idiots sad and wise men merry.
- George Jean Nathan

I am all for the short and merry life.
- Edward Fitzgerald

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
- King Solomon

A clock struck out the hour of twelve,
and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we
marched out to the roadway,
and followed our merry pipers home to town.
- Patrick MacGill

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
- Lord Byron

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry,
easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot
be mended and patient when there be no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu

You don't really understand human nature unless you
know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his
parents every time around -
and why his parents will always wave back.
- William D. Tammeus

When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
- Neil Diamond

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and
then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
- Matt Groening

We've got horse property and there's other stuff to do.
Like, four wheel driving, we barbeque,
drink beers, sit around and play guitars and have a merry 'ol time.
- Lita Ford

A merry heart doeth good like medicine.
- King Solomon

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting,
and there is no jovial companionship equal to that
where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
- Washington Irving

When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -
and look at the ailing,
aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -
which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
- Queen Victoria

I made a French film called "Merry Christmas" which is a very European film.
It's a World War I piece.
- Diane Kruger

As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May,
sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made.
- Richard Barnfield

I've been around the block a lot and I've had a merry trail for 55 years.
- Jerry Stiller

If you want an accounting of your worth,
count your friends.
- Merry Browne

Expect people to be better than they are;
it helps them to become better.
But don't be disappointed when they are not;
it helps them to keep trying.
- Merry Browne

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
- Merry Browne

When blithe to argument I come, Though armed with facts,
and merry, May Providence protect me from The fool as adversary,
Whose mind to him a kingdom is Where reason lacks dominion,
Who calls conviction prejudice And prejudice opinion.
- Phyllis McGinley

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
- Merry Browne

We were young, we were merry, we were very,
very wise, And the door stood open at our feast,
When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes,
And a man with his back to the East.
- Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01.
White America and the western world came to realize
that people of color had not gone away,
faded into the woodwork or just 'disappeared' as the
Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring black concerns.
- Jeremiah Wright

You know you're old when you've lost all your marvels.
- Merry Browne

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
- Saint Augustine

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
- Baltasar Gracian

In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money,
virtue before beauty, the mind before the body;
then thou hast a wife,
a friend, a companion, a second self.
- William Penn

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone,
gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
- Paul Valery

A companion loves some agreeable qualities which a man may possess,
but a friend loves the man himself.
- James Boswell

In 1972 I married again, to Elisabeth Case;
she continues to be wife,
companion, critic and editor: a partner in the projects
and programs that we undertake.
- Douglass North

I am happy now, to recall that I was no only his son but his companion,
and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure,
I was always with him.
- John Philip Sousa

Animals do not admire each other.
A horse does not admire its companion.
- Thomas Mann

Working on behalf of companion animals is so important.
We start to realize how healing they are.
- Bernadette Peters

Suspicion is the companion of mean souls,
and the bane of all good society.
- Thomas Paine

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit,
growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
- Tatum O'Neal

The companion of an evening, and the companion for life,
require very different qualifications.
- Samuel Richardson

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
- Coco Chanel

I find Jesus my confidant and companion,
brother and savior; our relationship is intimate,
vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
- Malcolm Boyd

Hope...
is the companion of power, and the mother of success;
for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
- Samuel Smiles

The greatest friend of truth is Time,
her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Never make a companion equal to a brother.
- Hesiod

Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom,
but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and
you can go places and feel like you're with someone,
like you have a companion.
- Annie Leibovitz

For me, the card catalog has been a companion all my working life.
To leave it is like leaving the house one was brought up in.
- Barbara Tuchman

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

Religion which lays so many restraints upon us,
is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no
restraints upon themselves.
- Laurence Sterne

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

The Companion of Honour I regarded as an award from
the country for 50 years of work -
which I thought was okay.
- Harold Pinter

We were very kindly received by the English merchants
to whom my companion had letters,
and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
- Edward Burnett Tylor

I think the Chainsaw remake is very good and captures
the spirit of the original film.
It's true to the tone of the original,
to the point that it's almost a companion piece.
- Tobe Hooper

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion.
She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
- Michel de Montaigne

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

My current companion, Gerard de Battista,
is the father of my two sons.
- Victoria Abril

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of
my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not
properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death:
ourselves.
- Eda J. Le Shan


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