Courtiers Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
5 Courtiers Quotes
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face,
Foure waies in court to win men's grace.
Quotes , Source: Schoolmaster
To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear,
To pour at will the counterfeited tear;
And, as their patron hints the cold or heat,
To shake in dog-days, in December sweat.
Quotes , Source: London (l. 140)
There is betwixt that smile we would aspire to,
That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin,
More pangs and fears than wars or women have;
And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer,
Never to hope again.
Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)
At the throng'd levee bends the venal tribe:
With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er,
Each smooth as those that mutually deceive,
And for their falsehood each despising each.
James Thomson (1)
Quotes , Source: Liberty (pt. V, l. 190)