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A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.
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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
— Thomas Nashe
As like a church and an alehouse, God and the Devil, they many times dwell near together.
— Have with you to Saffron-Walden, 1596
— Thomas Nashe
Beauty is but a flower, Which wrinkles will devour.
— Summer's Last Will and Testament, 1600
— Thomas Nashe
Blest is that government where no art thrives.
— Summer's Last Will and Testament, 1600
— Thomas Nashe
Causeless distrust is able to drive deceit into a simple woman's head.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe
Evermore mayst thou be canonized as the Nonparreille of impious epistlers.
— Four Letters, 1592
— Thomas Nashe
Garlic makes a man wink, drink, and stink.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe
He hath learning enough that has learned to drink to his first man.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe
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
— Thomas Nashe
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
— Thomas Nashe
Poverty in the end parts friends.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe
Shape your coat according to your cloth.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe
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
— Thomas Nashe
There's great virtue belongs (I can tell you) to a cup of cider.
— The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
— Thomas Nashe

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