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But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
 

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away.
[Ridicule]
 

Christians have burned each other, quite persuaded That all the apostles would have done as they did.
 

Come, lay thy head upon my breast, And I will kiss thee into rest.
[Kiss]
 

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
[Death]
 

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
 

Fair Greece! sad relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!
 

Fame is the thirst of youth.
 

Fare thee well! and if for ever, Still for ever, fare thee well.
[Parting]
 

Few things surpass old wine; and they may preach Who please, the more because they preach in vain, - Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.
 

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
 

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
 

For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
 

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
 

For the night Shows stars and women in a better light.
 

For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
 

Friendship is Love without his wings!
[Friendship]
 

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
 

Gone - glimmering through the dream of things that were.
[Past]
 

He was the mildest manner'd man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.
[Manners]
 


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