Quick at meat quick at work. [ Proverb ]
Good ware makes a quick market. [ Proverb ]
Small profits and quick returns. [ Proverb ]
A quick baker, and a slow brewer. [ Proverb ]
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. [ Cervantes ]
Quick wits are generally conceited. [ Proverb ]
But quiet to quick bosoms is a bell. [ Byron ]
Quick landlords make careful tenants. [ Proverb ]
Men of cold passions have quick eyes. [ Hawthorne ]
Quick believers need broad shoulders. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Penny come quick soon makes twopence. [ Proverb ]
'Tis immortality to die aspiring,
As if a man were taken quick to heaven. [ Geo. Chapman ]
Deaf men are quick-eyed and distrustful. [ Proverb ]
Fortune makes quick dispatch, and in a day
May strip you bare as beggary itself. [ Cumberland ]
What quick wit is found in sudden straits! [ Martial ]
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. [ Fielding ]
Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth. [ William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act V, Sc. 2 ]
Dumb jewels often, in their silent kind,
More than quick words do move a woman's mind. [ Two Gent. of Ver ]
Gold thou may'st safely touch; but if it stick
Unto thy hands, it woundeth to the quick. [ Herbert ]
Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost.
Who sums the treasure that it carries hence?
Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost,
Star-eyed Intelligence. [ Mary Clemmer ]
Take heed of still waters; the quick pass away. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
We must live by the quick, and not by the dead. [ Proverb ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
He that dies young has made a quick voyage of it. [ Proverb ]
And then her look - Oh, where's the heart so wise
Could, unbewilder'd, meet those matchless eyes?
Quick, restless, strange, but exquisite withal.
Like those of angels. [ Moore ]
Quick and nimble, more like a bear than a squirrel. [ Proverb ]
Even an ass will not fall twice in the same quick-sand. [ Proverb ]
Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound's mouth - it catches. [ William Shakespeare ]
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence. [ Lavater ]
One is quick to suspect where one has suffered harm before. [ Publius Syrus ]
A too quick return of an obligation is a sort of ingratitude. [ Proverb ]
Maidens shoud be mild and meek, quick to hear and slow to speak. [ Proverb ]
Let us be quick to repent of injuries while repentance may not be a barren anguish. [ Dr. Johnson ]
It is no great advantage to possess a quick wit, if it is not correct; the perfection is not speed, but uniformity. [ Vauvenargues ]
When you have formed your plans, be quick to execute them; one will catch his fish before another shall have baited his hook. [ E. Rich ]
As a man's yes and no, so his character. A prompt yes or no marks the firm, the quick, the decided character; and a slow, the cautious or timid. [ Lavater ]
There be some that think their wits have been asleep, except they dart out somewhat that is piquant, and to the quick; that is a vein which would be bridled. [ Bacon ]
Let's take the instant by the forward top; for we are old, and on our quick'st decrees the inaudible and noiseless foot of Time steals, ere we can effect them. [ William Shakespeare ]
No man reads a book of science from pure inclination. The books that we do read with pleasure are light compositions, which contain a quick succession of events. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick, yet, with my nobler reason, against my fury do I take part; the rarer action is in virtue than in vengeance. [ William Shakespeare ]
Nothing can be so quick and sudden as the operations of the mind, especially when hope, or fear, or jealousy, to which the other two are but journeymen, set it to work. [ Fielding ]
Simple creatures, whose thoughts are not taken up, like those of educated people, with the care of a great museum of dead phrases, are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them. [ Holmes ]
Talent is something, but tact is everything. It is not a seventh sense, but is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles. [ W. P. Scargill ]
A clear running brook is the best teacher of style. There is a quick forward movement - but not measured or monotonous movement - while the water is so limpid that everything is seen through the crystal medium. It seems to me that the best style is that which reveals the writer's thoughts so easily, plainly, and musically that the reader becomes engrossed in the thought or story and forgets the writer. [ E P. Roe, The Art Of Authorship, 1891 ]
We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one. There is, indeed, a certain low and moderate sort of poetry, that a man may well enough judge by certain rules of art: but the true, supreme, and divine poesy is equally above all rules and reason. And whoever discerns the beauty of it with the most assured and most steady sight sees no more than the quick reflection of a flash of lightning. [ Montaigne ]
Gentleness in the gait is what simplicity is in the dress. Violent gesture or quick movement inspires involuntary disrespect. One looks for a moment at a cascade; but one sits for hours, lost in thought, and gazing upon the still water of a lake. A deliberate gale, gentle manners, and a gracious tone of voice - all of which may be acquired - give a mediocre man an immense advantage over those vastly superior to him. To be bodily tranquil, to speak little, and to digest without effort are absolutely necessary to grandeur of mind or of presence, or to proper development of genius. [ Balzac ]