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Thomas Decker Quotes


English dramatist
1638)

A mask of gold hides all deformities.
[Gold]
 

A wise man poor is like a sacred book that's never read; to himself he lives and to all else seems dead.
[Poverty]
 

Hair, 'tis the robe which curious nature weaves to hang upon the head, and to adorn our bodies. - When we were born, God doth bestow that garment. - When we die, then like a soft and silken canopy it still is over us. - In spite of death, our hair grows in the grave, and that alone looks fresh, when all our other beauty is gone.
 

Patience! why, it is the soul of peace; of all the virtues, it is nearest kin to heaven; it makes men look like gods. The best of men that ever wore earth about him was a sufferer, - a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit; the first true gentleman that ever breathed.
[Patience]
 

The heart of man is of it selfe but little, yet great things cannot fill it: it is not big enough at one meale to satisfie a bird, and yet the whole world cannot satisfie it.
[Heart]
 

We are never like angels till our passion dies.
 

When all sins are old in us and go upon crutches, covetousness does but then lie in her cradle.