John Gay Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old John Gay quotes, John Gay sayings, and John Gay proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

From wine what sudden friendship springs! John Gay
We only part to meet again. John Gay
Shadow owes its birth to light. John Gay
Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part John Gay
We only part to meet again. John Gay
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. John Gay
Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part. John Gay
We only part to meet again. John Gay
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. John Gay
We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be the faithful compass that still points to thee. John Gay
There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self. John Gay
We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be. The faithful compass that still points to thee. John Gay
We only part to meet again. John Gay
A wolf eats sheep but now and then; Ten thousands are devour'd by men. An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretend friend is worse. John Gay
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee. John Gay
Tis a gross error, held in schools, That Fortune always favours fools. John Gay
The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment. John Gay
Beasts kill for hunger, men for pay. John Gay
Shadow owes its birth to light. John Gay
In one respect indeed, our employment may be reckoned dishonest, because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends. John Gay
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits. John Gay
His head was silver'd o'er with age, / And long experience / made him sage. John Gay
Tis not that rural sports alone invite, but all the grateful country breathes delight. John Gay
To shoot at crows is powder flung away. John Gay
An open curse may prove a curse, / But a pretended friend is worse. John Gay
An open foe may prove a curse, / But a pretended friend is worse. John Gay
We only part to meet again. John Gay