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Colley Cibber Quotes and Sayings

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Thou strange piece of wild nature!
- Colley Cibber

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts.
After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colley Cibber

You know, one had as good be out of the world,
as out of the fashion.
- Colley Cibber

 

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Be slow to fall into friendship;
but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
- Socrates

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Look within.
Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up,
if thou wilt ever dig.
- Marcus Aurelius

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

O human beauty, what a dream art thou,
that we should cast our life and hopes away on thee!
- Barry Cornwall

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.
But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.
- Tom Lehrer - song: Bright College Days,
album: An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it -
thou art a fool.
- Lord Chesterfield

Where thou art, that is home.
- Emily Dickinson

And though thou hadst small Latin, and less Greek.
- Ben Jonson

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
- Marcus Aurelius

Thou art my single day, God lends to leaven What were all earth else,
with a feel of heaven.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden,
a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.
You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.
Other men it is said have seen angels,
but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee.
- Pontius Pilate

That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now,
yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire,
and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it.
- Thomas Shepard

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the
beauty of a thousand stars.
- Christopher Marlowe

First get an absolute conquest over thyself,
and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
- Thomas Fuller

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
- John A. Logan

America, thou half-brother of the world;
with something good and bad of every land.
- Philip James Bailey

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation.
O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest,
as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
- Henry Fielding

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things,
even though they fail.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
- Pontius Pilate

Begin thus from the first act, and proceed;
and,
in conclusion, at the ill which thou hast done,
be troubled, and rejoice for the good.
- Pythagoras

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full,
that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty.
- Saint Augustine

O earth, what changes hast thou seen!
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger;
give,
if thou art asked for little; by these three steps
thou wilt go near the gods.
- Confucius

The grace thou hast will soon be less,
if thou addest not more to it.
- William Gurnall

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights;
Thou hast another time and space as well.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame,
when once it is within thee.
- George Herbert

Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever? Is it less strange,
that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle;
and that no more.
- Edward Young

Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise,
Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise;
Pass,
therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
- Omar Khayyam

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower,
whence came thy dazzling hue?
- James Montgomery

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

Do thou snatch treasures from my lips,
and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

But since the world, which thou art to strive against,
is not without thee, but within thee,
it follows, that it is also to be conquered not without,
but within thee.
- Johann Arndt

A book of verses underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
- Edward Fitzgerald

Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain;
again begin this,
and thou wilt have finished.
- Marcus Aurelius

Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour -
let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till
to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing.
- Austin Dobson

If thou art a master, be sometimes blind;
if a servant,
sometimes deaf.
- Thomas Fuller

If thou suffer injustice, console thyself;
the true unhappiness is in doing it.
- Democritus

Resolve and thou art free.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thou shalt not give birth reluctantly.
- Otto Rank

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is
not quiet until it rests in Thee.
- Saint Augustine

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.
- Omar Khayyam

If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
- William Blake

Greatly begin.
Though thou have time, but for a line,
be that sublime.
Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness;
but He who gave thee Soul,
armed thee with resolution.
Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
- Saint Augustine

Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants.
I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
- Karel Capek

Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
- Herman Melville

Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne

By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found,
by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
- Angelus Silesius

Where hast thou wandered.
gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
- William C. Bryant


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