John Gaywas an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera, a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names...
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.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
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.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.
I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
On the choice of friends, Our good or evil name depends.
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.
She who has never loved has never lived.
The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
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.
O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
The people who own the country ought to govern it
We started out in a zone. We were trying to stop Best and Harris inside but Lucas and Spry killed that plan. We were just going to take our chances making them shoot from the outside.
What he was doing is unrecognizable compared to what I do on a day-to-day basis.
We both want the bill for different reasons. Immigrant advocates want a way for their people to get citizenship and stop dying in the desert. Unions want to grow their membership. We want a stable work force.
One wife is too much for most husbands to hear, / But two at a time there's no mortal can bear.
I hate the man who builds his name on the ruins of another's fame
I felt like we played a good game for the most part. But near the end, we played not to lose, instead of playing to win. We were not very smart against their defensive pressure, and we started to panic.
I felt good if they ran the 1-3-1 against the offense we're using. Then we went out there and didn't show a lot of patience and poise, didn't get it set up, didn't pass the ball around and make their zone work.
If with me you'll fondly stray, / Over the hills and far away.
We are frustrated with the broken immigration system. It doesn't match the economic reality.
He's a good, pro-business senator. He's with us on labor issues, tax issues. He's for permanent appeal of the death tax.
It goes very far in recognizing that you can't send (the undocumented) home and that they do deserve permanent status and a path to citizenship. But there have to be enough green cards there for this to be a meaningful opportunity.
Our Polly is a sad slut! nor heeds what we have taught her. / I wonder any man alive will ever rear a daughter!
Man may escape from rope and gun; Nay, some have outliv'd the doctor's pill: Who takes a woman must be undone, That basilisk is sure to kill
Where yet was ever found a mother, / Who'd give her booby for another?
We played very tentatively. I told them it looked like we were tiptoeing around.
We played very good defense, and SouthWest did too. They did a good job of not letting us penetrate. We felt like we could give them a game, but we just needed to get a few more scores. I was a little disappointed it got out of hand at the end.
Tis woman that seduces all mankind, / By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.
Tis a gross error held in schools, That Fortune always favors fools
We were able to settle down when we needed to.
We only part to meet again. / Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be / The faithful compass that still points to thee.
To cheat a man is nothing; but the woman must have fine parts, indeed, who cheats a woman
The physical play got to us and then frustration set in. We needed to get something going offensively, but we turned it over, couldn't get back (on defense) ? that was the story.
Fill ev'ry glass, for wine inspires us, / And fires us / With courage, love and joy. / Women and wine should life employ. / Is there aught else on earth desirous?
While there is life, there's hope,' he cried; 'Then why such haste?' so groaned and died
While there is life, there's hope,' he cried; 'Then why such haste?' so groaned and died
There is a loud group of anti-immigration folks out there for whom this is the main issue they care about. They make a lot of noise, send e-mails and write and call their congressional representatives.
We missed some shots during critical times of the game, and we also made some turnovers at crucial times. We're now facing some adversity because we're in jeopardy of not making the state playoffs. But I think our girls can respond to the challenge.
Bring me a hundred reeds of decent growth,/ To make a pipe for my capacious mouth.
Corruption's not for modern date; It hath been tried in ev'ry state
Employers are frustrated because there is so much paperwork and oftentimes you don't know if things are real or not.
I sipped each flower, / I changed ev'ry hour, / But here ev'ry flower is united.
It would impose fines of up to $25,000 for paperwork violations. How many businesses could withstand one or two or three $25,000 fines for checking the wrong box?
The word would quickly spread in Mexico and other countries that you don't need to risk your life in the desert anymore. All you have to do is follow the rules of the program.
Our defense is key to us right now. We've got to play good defense. That's our driving force.
O ruddier than the cherry, / O sweeter than the berry, / O nymph more bright / Than moonshine night, / Like kidlings blithe and merry.
A fox may steal your hens, sir, / . . . If lawyer's hand is fee'd sir, / He steals your whole estate.
Adieu! she cries; and waved her lily hand.
It's a dysfunctional system that breeds disrespect for the law.
Do like other widows - buy yourself weeds, and be cheerful.
That's part of our defense. We picked up our effort and rebounding is the final part of defense and (the players) understood that.
(The bill) doesn't fix the system, it just focuses on enforcement.
The coquettes of both sexes are self-lovers, and that is a love no other whatever can dispossess
I know you lawyers can, with ease, twist words and meanings as you please
I'll study the tape and see. It's the things we've worked on the last two weeks. We've had enough practice time the last two weeks to start over and be ready to play a new season. We just stunk it up.
I rage, I melt, I burn, / The feeble God has stabbed me to the heart.
In every age and clime we see, / Two of a trade can ne'er agree.
By ignorance is pride increased; Those most assume who know the least
How, like a moth, the simple maid / Still plays about the flame!
How happy could I be with either, / Were t'other dear charmer away! / But while ye thus tease me together, / To neither a word will I say.
How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.
For on the rope that hangs my dear / Depends poor Polly's life.
The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy
All in the Downs the fleet was moored, / The streamers waving in the wind, / When black-eyed Susan came aboard.
The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets, So he that tastes woman, woman, woman; He that tastes woman, ruin meets
The charge is prepared; the lawyers are met, / The judges all ranged (a terrible show!).
The girls knew exactly what was at stake. I don't know if the pressure of that got to 'em. I think they're really super frustrated and I'm afraid some of them might be ready for (the season) to be over and if that's the case, I'm really disappointed.
The caps on green cards are a critically important issue both in dealing with the undocumented that are already here as well as looking at future flows the economy will need.
The child whom many fathers share hath seldom known a father's care
A moment of time may make us unhappy forever
Woman's mind Oft' shifts her passions, like th'inconstant wind; Sudden she rages, like the troubled main, Now sinks the storm, and all is calm again.
If with me you'd fondly stray Over the hills and far away.
She who has never lov'd, has never liv'd.
Praising all alike, is praising none.
Here Shock, the pride of all his kind, is laid, Who fawned like man, but ne'er like man betrayed.
How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear charmer away!
Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? Baggage!
What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes
Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil O'er books consumed the midnight oil?
Envy's a sharper spur than pay.
Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view.
Gulliver was soon being read "from the cabinet council to the nursery".
Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.
Fair words cost nothing.
The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?
When we risk no contradiction, It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.
The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets.
By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated.
In beauty faults conspicuous grow; The smallest speck is seen on snow.
Exercise thy lasting youth defends.
In every age and clime we see Two of a trade can never agree.