Quotes by Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior

British diplomat, poet

Alive from: 1664-1721

Category: Politics | Poets (Contemporary)

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    Cur'd yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
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    And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
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    Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
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    Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
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    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.
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    Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
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    From ignorance our comfort flows, the only wretched are the wise.
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    He's half absolved who has confessed.
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    Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.
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    In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
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    Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
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    They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.
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    They talk most who have the least to say.
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    To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit.
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    Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
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