Thomas Nashe: Quotes

  "Our learning ought to be our lives' amendment, and the fruits
of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior."
The Anatomie of Absurditie, 1589

"I know not how it comes to pass, but many are so delighted to hear
themselves that they are a cumber to the ears of all other, pleasing
their auditors in nothing more than in the pause of a full point."
The Anatomie of Absurditie, 1589

"Evermore mayst thou be canonized as the Nonparreille of impious epistlers."
Four Letters, 1592

"The Sun shineth as well on the good as the bad: God from on high
beholdeth all the workers of iniquity, as well as the upright of heart."
Christs Teares over Ierusalem, 1593

Aesop Woodcut

"There's great virtue belongs (I can tell you) to a cup of cider."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"Garlic makes a man wink, drink, and stink.
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"He hath learning enough that has learned to drink to his first man."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"Poverty in the end parts friends."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"A traveller must have the back of an ass to bear all,
a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth
of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant
to hear all and say nothing."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"Causeless distrust is able to drive deceit
into a simple woman's head."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"Shape your coat according to your cloth."
The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

"As like a church and an alehouse, God and the Devil,
they many times dwell near together."
Have with you to Saffron-Walden, 1596.

"Beauty is but a flower,
Which wrinkles will devour."
Summer's Last Will and Testament, 1600

"Blest is that government where no art thrives."
Summer's Last Will and Testament, 1600

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