John Suckling Quotes


Tis not the meat but 'tis the appetite makes eating a delight.

Our sins like to our shadows when our day was in its glory scarce appeared; toward our evening how great and monstrous!

Beauties that from worth arise are like the grace of deities.

But as when an authentic watch is shown Each man winds up and rectifies his own So in our very judgments.

Expectation makes a blessing dear. Heaven were not heaven if we knew what it was.

'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear...

If I a fancy take To black and blue That fancy doth it beauty make.

Opportunity to statesmen is as the just degree of heat to chemists; it perfects all the work.

Out upon it I have loved Three whole days together; And am like to love three more If it prove fair weather.

Joy never feasts so high as when the first course is of misery.

Love is the fart Of every heart It pains the man when 'tis kept close And others doth offend when 'tis let loose.

But oh she dances in such a way! No sun upon an Easter-day Is half so fine a sight.

Abruptness is an eloquence in parting when spinning out the time is but the weaving of new sorrow.

Why so pale and wan fond lover Prithee why so pale? Will when looking well can't move her Looking ill prevail? Prithee why so pale?

I prithee send me back my heart Since I cannot have thine; For if from yours you will not part Why then shouldst thou have mine?

A health to the nut-brown lass With the hazel eyes: let it pass. . . . . As much to the lively grey 'Tis as good i' th' night as day: . . . . She's a savour to the glass And excuse to make it pass.

Success is a rare paint hides all the ugliness.

Tis love in love that makes the sport.

A quiet mediocrity is still to be preferred before a troubled superfluity.

She is pretty to walk with And witty to talk with And pleasant too to think on.