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William Wycherley Quotes and Sayings

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Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be,
yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
- William Wycherley

I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's
stamp can make the metal better.
- William Wycherley

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes,
But only death the jealous eyes can close.
- William Wycherley

Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much,
they doze you and make you unfit for company;
but if used discreetly,
you are the fitter for conversation by em.
- William Wycherley

 

Your women of honor, as you call em,
are only chary of their reputations,
not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid,
not men.
- William Wycherley

Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
- William Wycherley

Come, for my part I will have only those glorious,
manly pleasures of being very drunk,
and very slovenly.
- William Wycherley

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Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich;
alas,
you only lose what little stock you had before.
- William Wycherley

Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that
of being rid of an old one.
- William Wycherley

Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your
argument be intricate enough to confound the court.
- William Wycherley

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting,
rational and manly pleasures.
- William Wycherley

He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool;
what is wit in a wife good for,
but to make a man a cuckold?
- William Wycherley

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt,
you hate.
- William Wycherley

I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat,
that is, what they do not pay for.
- William Wycherley

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
- William Wycherley

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it,
and no handsome woman agreeable without it.
- William Wycherley

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town,
not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
- William Wycherley

Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure,
business.
- William Wycherley

Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
- William Wycherley

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Control thy passions lest they take vengeance upon thee.
- Epictetus

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
- Benjamin Franklin

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache;
do be my enemy - for friendship's sake.
- William Blake

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
- John Donne

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

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)

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

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

Let Food be thy medicine and medicine be Thy food.
- Hippocrates.

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white,
In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges

Know thy self, know thy enemy.
A thousand battles, a thousand victories.
- Sun Tzu

Without saying word to anybody, cover thy face.
- Thomas North

Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy
servant with joy and peace in believing.
- Christopher Love

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

O blessed Saviour, give me grace like Thee,
to make Religion my first, and chiefest care,
and devoutly to observe, all solemn times,
and all holy Rites, which relate to Thy worship.
- Thomas Ken

But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night,
shall lead thee to thy grave.
- William Wordsworth

David and his followers taught no new doctrines,
in their dispersion or when they came to power,
that can be brought to countenance thee at all in shaving off thy beard.
- Lord George Gordon

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast,
for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
- Homer

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

To God be humble, to thy friend be kind,
and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow;
His chance tonight,
it maybe thine tomorrow.
- William Dunbar

At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill
but be saving in the middle;
for at the bottom the savings comes too late.
- Hesiod

Great comforts do, indeed, bear witness to the truth of thy grace,
but not to the degree of it; the weak child is oftener
in the lap than the strong one.
- William Gurnall

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
- Elizabeth I

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest
every act in life as though it were thy last.
- Aristotle

Wit thou well that I will not live long after thy days.
- Thomas Malory

Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate,
But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain.
- Anna Seward

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on.
Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.
- Omar Khayyam

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
- Menander

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health.
- Thomas Tusser

Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
- John Dryden

Touch us gently, Time!
Let us glide adown thy stream, Gently,
- as we sometimes glide Through a quiet dream!
- Barry Cornwall

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.
- Thomas Campion

To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.
- Bill Vaughan

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
- Thomas Browne

When ambitious desires arise in thy heart,
recall the days of extremity thou has passed through.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

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

Ah, Hope!
what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles,
that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day,
for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
- Susanna Moodie

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


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