World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 Matthew Prior Quotes
36 Famous Quotes by Matthew Prior
7/21/1664 - 9/18/1721
Professions:  
Information:  
About Matthew Prior

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

Songs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: A Better Answer

5 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Now fitted the halter, now travers'd the cart, And often took leave; but was loth to part.

Parting Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Thief and the Cordelier

3 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Soft peace she brings, wherever she arrives: She builds our quiet, as she forms our lives: Lays the rough paths of peevish Nature even, And opens in each heart a little Heaven.

Charity Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Charity

3 out of 5 stars
1 votes

Thy sum of duty let two words contain, (O may they graven in thy heart remain!) Be humble and be just.

Duty Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Solomon on the Vanity of the World (bk. III)

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

But, when the wit began to wheeze, And wine had warm'd the politician, Cur'd yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.

Medicine Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Remedy Worse than the Disease

2 out of 5 stars
1 votes

The winds grow high; Impending tempests charge the sky; The lightning flies, the thunder roars; And big waves lash the frightened shores.

Storms Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Lady's Looking-Glass

2 out of 5 stars
2 votes

Of two evils I have chose the least.

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Imitation of Horace (bk. I, ep. IX)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Let him be kept from paper, pen, and ink; So may he cease to write, and learn to think.

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To a Person who Wrote Ill--On Same Person

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Do not unto another that which you would not he should do unto you.

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To a Person who Wrote Ill--On Same Person

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

He will not carry his wealth to the waters of Acheron.

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To a Person who Wrote Ill--On Same Person

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Let me skim the water with one oar, and with the other touch sand. [Go not out of your depth.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To a Person who Wrote Ill--On Same Person

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

To each man at his birth nature has given some fault.

Proverbs Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To a Person who Wrote Ill--On Same Person

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

When Croft's "Life of Dr. Young" was spoken of as a good imitation of Dr. Johnson's style, "No, no," said he, "it is not a good imitation of Johnson; it has all his pomp without his force; it has all the nodosities of the oak, without its strength; it has all the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration."

Style Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Life of Burke

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Instinct and reason how can we divide? 'Tis the fool's ignorance, and the pedant's pride.

Instinct Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Solomon on the Vices of the World (bk. I, l. 231)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

When people once are in the wrong, Each line they add is much too long; Who fastest walks, but walks astray, Is only furthest from his way.

Errors Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Alma (canto III, l. 194)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

To err is human.

Errors Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Alma (canto III, l. 194)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Variety alone gives joy; The sweetest meats the soonest cloy.

Variety Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Turtle and the Sparrow (l. 234)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

What is a king? a man condemn'd to bear The public burthen of the nation's care.

Royalty Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Solomon (bk. III, l. 275)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Live to explain thy doctrine by thy life. - Matthew Prior,

Doctrine Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: To Dr. Sherlock--On his Practical Discourse Concerning Death

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

I never strove to rule the roast, She ne'er refus'd to pledge my toast.

Cookery Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Turtle and Sparrow

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

You tell your doctor, that y' are ill And what does he, but write a bill, Of which you need not read one letter, The worse the scrawl, the dose the better. For if you knew but what you take, Though you recover, he must break.

Medicine Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Alma (canto III, l. 97)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.

Medicine Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Remedy Worse than the Disease

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

The end must justify the means.

End Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Hans Carvel (l. 67)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

They never taste who always drink; They always talk who never think.

Talk Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes

Or have you mark'd a partridge quake, Viewing the towering falcon nigh? She cuddles low behind the brake: Nor would she stay; nor dares she fly.

Partridges Quotes, by Matthew Prior , Source: The Dove (st. 14)

0 out of 5 stars
0 votes