John Gay Quotes

I hate the man who builds his name on the ruins of another’s fame.

Where yet was ever found a mother, Who’d give her booby for another?

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

Corruption’s not for modern date; It hath been tried in ev’ry state.

The coquettes of both sexes are self-lovers, and that is a love no other whatever can dispossess.

To cheat a man is nothing; but the woman must have fine parts, indeed, who cheats a woman.

In beauty, faults conspicuous grow; the smallest speck is seen on snow.

By ignorance is pride increased; Those most assume who know the least.

Praising all alike, is praising none.