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John Webster Quotes and Sayings

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Lay this unto your breast: Old friends,
like old swords, still are trusted best.
- John Webster

When a man's mind rides faster than his horse can gallop they quickly both tire.
- John Webster

A politician is the devil's quilted anvil;
He fashions all sins on him,
and the blows are never heard.
- John Webster

That friend a great man's ruin strongly checks,
who rails into his belief all his defects.
- John Webster

 

'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
- John Webster

Man is most happy, when his own actions are arguments
and examples of his virtue.
- John Webster

All things do help the unhappy man to fall.
- John Webster

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Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe:
for look you,
good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.
- John Webster

Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched.
- John Webster

For the subtlest folly proceeds from the subtlest wisdom.
- John Webster

We are merely the stars tennis-balls,
struck and bandied which way please them.
- John Webster

Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
- John Webster

Integrity of life is fame's best friend,
which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
- John Webster

Eagles commonly fly alone.
They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
- John Webster

In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys,
whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles,
blown in the air.
- John Webster

Heaven fashioned us of nothing; and we strive to bring ourselves to nothing.
- John Webster

Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
- John Webster

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in
order that there may be a union between Him and us.
- Martin Chemnitz

The future of the airlines lay in hauling people,
not in hauling mail for the government.
- Cyrus Rowlett Smith

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
- Charles Spurgeon

They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could
do was crawl up those beaches.
And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all.
It's unthinkable.
- Barry Pepper

And I certainly won't lay out areas of my life that
I think are just private.
- Kevin Spacey

I don't think they knew exactly where they were going with the character,
but they lay those stories out ahead of time,
so they had some idea where they wanted it to go.
- David Selby

I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales.
I don't believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.
- Iggy Pop

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.
- Jean Harlow

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

We can't cross that bridge until we come to it,
but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
- Bernard Baruch

Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine.
I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
- George Thorogood

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

They tend to lay dormant for a while but often come back,
and then the cheques come in!
- Thayer David

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up,
though never before in a cause like this -
a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
- David Wooster

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first
the foundation of humility.
- Saint Augustine

A sudden bold and unexpected question doth many times
surprise a man and lay him open.
- Francis Bacon

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

I haven't had that many women - only as many as I could lay my hands on.
- Dudley Moore

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees.
We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first
thing he can lay his hands on.
- Robert Frost

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

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
- Ambrose Bierce

You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight,
but that's it - there's no turning back.
- Jon English

The man who has his millions will want everything he
can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against
the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day.
- Samuel Gompers

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones
of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest,
and in resting died.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I don't follow any system.
All the laws you can lay down are only so many props
to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
- Raoul Dufy

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman,
while a foreign troop was landed in my country,
I never would lay down my arms never never never!
- William Pitt

Pebble Beach.
It is tough and the lay out is amazing.
- Natalie Gulbis

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary,
to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions.
However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
- King Hassan II

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down.
We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other.
We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
- Grandmaster Flash

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions,
it is not love, but a transaction that never fails
to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
- Emma Goldman

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that
it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power
to leave his country as good as he had found it.
- William Cobbett

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton,
Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.
- Jimmy Smith

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night.
God said, Let Newton be!
and all was light!
- Alexander Pope


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