Matthew Prior quotes

Born
21 July 1664, England.

Died
18 September 1721.

Occupation
Poet.

Matthew Prior was an English poet.

They talk most who have the least to say.
– Matthew Prior
Hope is but the dream of those who wake.
– Matthew Prior
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
– Matthew Prior
It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
– Matthew Prior
For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.
– Matthew Prior
And ’tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
– Matthew Prior
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
– Matthew Prior
Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
– Matthew Prior
The ends must justify the means.
– Matthew Prior