Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.— Matthew Prior
The most jaw-dropping Matthew Prior quotes that will activate your desire to change
They talk most who have the least to say.
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
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.
Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.
They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
Hope is but the dream of those who wake.
They never taste who always drink: They always talk, who never think.
The ends must justify the means.
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
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.