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John Heywood

Data de nascimento: 1497
Data de falecimento: 1580

John Heywood foi um escritor inglês, poeta, dramaturgo e colecionador de provérbios. Nascido em Londres, refugiou-se no continente europeu para evitar a perseguição contra a sua fé católica. Teria morrido na Bélgica; o seu filho, Jasper Heywood, notabilizou-se como poeta e tradutor.

Citações John Heywood

„Um homem pode muito bem levar um cavalo até a água, mas ele não pode obrigá-lo a bebê-la.“

—  John Heywood

A man may well bring a horse to water, But he cannot make him drink without he will.
Proverbs (1546); Pt. II, ch. 1

„Pryde will have a fall;
For pryde goeth before and shame commeth after.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 10.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Prove your friend ere you have need, but in deed
A friend is never known till a man have need.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 11.
Proverbs (1546)
Original: (lb) Proue thy fréende er thou haue néede, but in déede
A fréende is neuer knoen tyll a man haue néede.

„I perfectly feele even at my fingers end.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 6.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Leape out of the frying pan into the fyre.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 5.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Better is halfe a lofe than no bread.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 11.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variante: Throw no gyft agayne at the geuers head,
For better is halfe a lofe than no bread.

„A short horse is soone currid.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 10.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Who hopeth in Gods helpe, his helpe can not starte:
Nothing is impossible to a willyng hart,
And will maie wyn my herte, herein to consent,
To take all thinges as it cometh, and be content.“

—  John Heywood

Who hopes in God's help, his help can not start:
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart,
And will may win my heart, herein to consent,
To take all things as it comes, and be content.
Part I, chapter 4.
Proverbs (1546)

„Fieldes have eies and woods have eares.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 5.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„The greatest Clerkes be not the wisest men.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 5.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„I pray thee let me and my fellow have
A haire of the dog that bit us last night.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 11.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variante: A heare of the dog that bote vs last night.

„The still sowe eats up all the draffe.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 10.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„It is a foule byrd that fyleth his owne nest.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 5.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„He must needes goe whom the devill doth drive.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 7.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„God never sends th' mouth but he sendeth meat.“

—  John Heywood

Part I, chapter 4.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Rome was not built in one daie (quoth he) and yet stood
Till it was finist, as some say, full faire.“

—  John Heywood

Rome was not built in one day, said he, and yet stood
Till it was finished, as some say, full fair.
Part I, chapter 11.
Proverbs (1546)

„To th' end of a shot and beginning of a fray.“

—  John Heywood

Part II, chapter 7.
Proverbs (1546), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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