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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: English
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Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

Tags: Flee, Follow, Love

On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.

Tags: Evil, Friends, Good

Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.

Tags: Brave, Cruel, Love

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.

Tags: Forget, Remember, Understand

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

Tags: Dependence, Self, Sure

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.

Tags: Friend, May, Open

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.

Tags: Kiss, Rest, Sweet

Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.

Tags: Neighbor, Together, Wolves

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

Tags: Hope, Marriage, Wife

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.

Tags: Bloody, Nose, Often

We only part to meet again.

Tags: Again, Meet

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.

Tags: Company, Gentleman, Rich

But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.

Tags: Money, True, Wife

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

Tags: Envy, Fools, May

I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.

Tags: Mind, Women

No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.

Tags: Conquer, Die, Retreat

O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.

Tags: Keep, Men, Off

Shadow owes its birth to light.

Tags: Birth, Light, Shadow

She who has never loved has never lived.

Tags: Lived, Loved, She

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.

Tags: Brave, Love, Mercy

What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.

Tags: Leave, Love, Woman
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