Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Aaron Hill

English Dramatist, Poet

"Deceit is the false road to happiness; and all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them."

"Hide not thy tears; weep boldly, and be proud to give the flowing virtue manly way; it is nature’s mark to know an honest heart by."

"Shun fear, it is the ague of the soul! a passion man created for himself - for sure that cramp of nature could not dwell in the warm realms of glory."

"There is no merit where there is no trial; and, till experience stamps the mark of strength, cowards may pass for heroes, faith for falsehood."