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John Skelton Quotes and Sayings

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He that spareth the rod hateth his son.
- John Skelton

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
- Francis Bacon

I argue thee that love is life.
And life hath immortality.
- Emily Dickinson

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
- Milton Friedman

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)

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He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.
- Benjamin Franklin

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another
to carry their names to a throne of grace.
- William Gurnall

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

He hath desired to bring the souls of other men to heaven;
let his soul be brought to heaven.
- Christopher Love

The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue;
A string which hath no discord.
- Barry Cornwall

A man of great memory without learning hath a rock
and a spindle and no staff to spin.
- George Herbert

As the body dieth when the soul departeth,
so the soul of man dieth, when it hath not the knowledge of God.
- John Jewel

Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place,
for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.
- Christopher Marlowe

Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
- Thomas Fuller

A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins,
if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God,
the end of those actions.
- Thomas Brooks

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself,
or his own virtue.
- David Mallet

One rich Man hath Lands, not only more than he can manage,
but so much, that letting them out to others,
he is supplied with a large over-plus,
so needs no farther care.
- Dudley North

My favourite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days
hath September' because it actually tells you something.
- Groucho Marx

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,
knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
- John Donne

He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune;
for they are impediments to great enterprises,
either of virtue or mischief.
- Francis Bacon

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent;
its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon

God hath given to man a short time here upon earth,
and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
- Jeremy Taylor

The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing
the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
- Francis Bacon

He that hath no cross deserves no crown.
- Francis Quarles

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms
of government those entrusted with power have,
in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

The pride of life hath corrupted the judgment of others,
and perverted them in the way of religion.
- George Gillespie

How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason,
it is of no force in law.
- Edward Coke

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires,
since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman;
and the world,
my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
- John Gay

He hath no leisure who useth it not.
- George Herbert

For, as I suppose, no man in this world hath lived better than I have done,
to achieve that I have done.
- Thomas Malory

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to
man is eternal vigilance.
- John Philpot Curran

The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament;
it is its ancient and natural strength;
the floating bulwark of the island.
- William Blackstone

Many things, for aught I know, may exist,
whereof neither I nor any other man hath or can have
any idea or notion whatsoever.
- George Berkeley

I shall now proceed to my own experience,
which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep;
and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.
- Joanna Southcott

This man is freed from servile bands,
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself,
though not of lands, And leaving nothing,
yet hath all.
- Lord Byron

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit;
for he hath given you his great gift of utterance,
if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart.
- Jane Grey

Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
- John Milton

It hath been often said, that it is not death,
but dying, which is terrible.
- Henry Fielding

Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will,
or rather our own will is our separation from God.
- William Law

Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
- George Savile

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature,
yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.
- Pliny the Elder

Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty?
- Anna Katharine Green

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
- Thomas Brooks

But He Himself hath sealed your sufferings,
and their thus saying condemns God, and His sealing condemns them.
- Donald Cargill

He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
- Thomas Fuller

The sea hath fish for every man.
- William Camden

The Lord shall have made his American Israel high above
all nations which he hath made.
- Ezra Stiles

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself,
though even there he will have to put up with himself.
- Baltasar Gracian

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care,
but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
- William Blake

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.
- James Howell

The right of nature...
is the liberty each man hath to use his own power,
as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature;
that is to say,
of his own life.
- Thomas Hobbes

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for
a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No,
it is bought with the price of all the man hath,
his house, his wife, his children.
- William Blake

He who hath many friends hath none.
- Aristotle

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself;
in no wise hath she need of an author.
- Marquis de Sade

As perfume doth remain In the folds where it hath lain,
So the thought of you, remaining Deeply folded in my brain,
Will not leave me: all things leave me:
You remain.
- Arthur Symons

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
For love which hath ends, will have an end;
whereas that which is founded on true virtue,
will always continue.
- John Dryden

Experience hath shown, that even
under the best forms of government,
those entrusted with power have,
in time, and by slow operations,
perverted it into tyranny.
- Thomas Jefferson

I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen,
as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.
- Elizabeth I

The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
- George Herbert

Every man hath a general desire of his own happiness;
and likewise a variety of particular affections,
passions, and appetites to particular external objects.
- Joseph Butler

What God hath wrought?
- Samuel Morse

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have
seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne

He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within.
- Quintus Ennius


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