More random quotes from Bartlett’s

Under the category of origin of phrases, all within just a few pages of each other:


“No time like the present.”  Mary de la Riviere Manley (1663-1724).

“He laughs best who laughs last.”  Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726).

“Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.”  William Congreve (1670-1729).

“Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned

Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”  William Congreve (1670-1729).

“Facts are stubborn things.”  Alain Rene Lesage (1668-1747)

Are you as surprised as I am that these are as old as they are?


And one just because I like it:


“May you live all the days of your life.”  Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).