Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

— John Ray

The most empowering John Ray quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

In a calm sea every man is a pilot.

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Wedlock is a padlock.

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A joy that's shared is a joy made double.

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He that preaches war is the devil's chaplain.

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Listeners ne'er hear good of themselves.

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He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.

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Good words cool more than cold water.

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To those we love best we say the least

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What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Hell is paved with good intentions.

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Never meet trouble half-way.

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Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.

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About John Ray

Quotes 84 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Environmentalist
Birthday 29 November 1627

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.

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Who depends upon another man's table often dines late.

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There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

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They love too much that die for love.

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Diseases are the tax on pleasures.

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The wind in a man's face makes him wise.

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The horse thinks one thing and he that rides him another

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A wonder then it must needs be,-that there should be any Man found so stupid and forsaken of reason as to persuade himself, that this most beautiful and adorned world was or could be produced by the fortuitous concourse of atoms.

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Children are poor men's riches.

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The younger brother hath the more wit.

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Love thy neighbor, but pull not down thy hedge.

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ndustry is Fortune's right hand, and Frugality her left.

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Every animal is providentially directed to the use of its proper weapon.

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Feather by feather the goose is plucked.

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He who pays the piper can call the tunes.

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Better the last smile than the first laughter.

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Misery loves company.

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Guilt is always jealous

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Many without punishment, none without sin.

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Fish must swim thrice--once is the water, a second time in the sauce, and a third time in wine in the stomach.

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If the first of July it be rainy weather, 'Twill rain more or less for four weeks together.

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Though thou has never so many counselors, yet do not forsake the counsel of your soul.

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He that buys land buys many stones, He that buys flesh buys many bones, He that buys eggs buys many shells, But he that buys good ale buys nothing else.

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A talkative person runs himself upon great inconvenience by blabbing out his own and others' secrets.

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Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality its left.

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A multitude of words doth rather obscure than illustrate, they being a burden to the memory, and the first apt to be forgotten, before we come to the last. So that he that uses many words for the explaining of any subject, doth, like the cuttle-fish, hide himself, for the most part, in his own ink.

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In a thousand pounds of law there is not an ounce of love.

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My personal credo as a libertarian conservative: I think all attempts to reform your fellow-citizens or tell them how to live their lives are arrogant and tyrannical. THAT'S why I oppose Leftism. I want people to be free to manage their own lives. Reform is just authoritarianism. People are not playthings for anybody's theories or obsessions.

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Adversity makes men wise but not rich.

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Little children, little sorrows; big children, big sorrows.

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Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

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When friends meet, hearts warm.

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Where love fails we espy all faults.

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He dances well to whom Fortune pipes.

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Man does what he can, and God what he will.

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It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his counselor.

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The more you rub a cat on the rump, the higher she sets her tail.

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