John Gay Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john gay quotes, john gay sayings, and john gay proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


From wine what sudden friendship springs!     

John Gay

We only part to meet again.     

John Gay

Shadow owes its birth to light.     

John Gay

Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part     

John Gay

We only part to meet again.     

John Gay

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.     

John Gay

Excuse me, then! you know my heart; But dearest friends, alas! must part.     

John Gay

We only part to meet again.     

John Gay

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.     

John Gay

We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be the faithful compass that still points to thee.     

John Gay

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.     

John Gay

We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be. The faithful compass that still points to thee.     

John Gay

We only part to meet again.     

John Gay

A wolf eats sheep but now and then; Ten thousands are devour'd by men. An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretend friend is worse.     

John Gay

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.     

John Gay

Tis a gross error, held in schools, That Fortune always favours fools.     

John Gay

The luxury of doing good surpasses every other personal enjoyment.     

John Gay

Beasts kill for hunger, men for pay.     

John Gay

Shadow owes its birth to light.     

John Gay

In one respect indeed, our employment may be reckoned dishonest, because, like great Statesmen, we encourage those who betray their friends.     

John Gay

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.     

John Gay