Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
Variety alone gives joy; the sweetest meats the soonest cloy.
Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
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.
The daily showers rejoice the thirsty earth, and bless the flowery buds.
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.
They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.
The ends must justify the means.
The end must justify the means.
Human science is an uncertain guess.
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
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