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Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save. John Gay#CowardiceWeakness 85
John Gay#CowardiceWeakness 85
Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives. John Gay#Crime 68
John Gay#Crime 68
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. John Gay#Envy 66
John Gay#Envy 66
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company. John Gay#Gambling 63
John Gay#Gambling 63
Shadow owes its birth to light. John Gay#Night 62
John Gay#Night 62
I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them. John Gay#Men 60
John Gay#Men 60
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most? John Gay#Marriage 58
John Gay#Marriage 58
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose. John Gay#Invervention 56
John Gay#Invervention 56
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards. John Gay#Family 56
John Gay#Family 56
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine. John Gay#Company 50
John Gay#Company 50
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