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 :: 1664-1721, British Diplomat, Poet

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And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
~ Matthew Prior - [Bores and Boredom]

 

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Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
~ Matthew Prior - [Marriage]

 

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Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
~ Matthew Prior - [Doctors]

 

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Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
~ Matthew Prior - [Love]

 

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Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
~ Matthew Prior - [Tact and Tactfulness]

 

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Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.
~ Matthew Prior - [Hope]

 

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In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
~ Matthew Prior - [Argument]

 

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Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
~ Matthew Prior - [Song and Singing]

 

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They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think.
~ Matthew Prior - [Talkativeness]

 

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They talk most who have the least to say.
~ Matthew Prior - [Speakers and Speaking]

 

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To John I owed great obligation; but John, unhappily, thought fit to publish it to all the nation: Sure John and I are more than quit.
~ Matthew Prior - [Debt]

 

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Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
~ Matthew Prior - [Goals]

 

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