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Matthew Prior Quotes

"The ends must justify the means."

"Hope is but the dream of those who wake."

"They talk most who have the least to say."

"For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine."

"It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it."

"They never taste who always drink: They always talk, who never think."

"And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say."

"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."

"Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way."

"Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake."

"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."

"Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind."

"Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?"

"Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician."

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