Wooing Quotes

Wooing Quotes by Charles Lamb, Robert Burns, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Benjamin Disraeli, Moliere and many others.

The light that lies In woman's eyes.

The light that lies In woman’s eyes.
Charles Lamb
And let us mind, faint heart ne’er wan A lady fair. Wha does the utmost that he can Will whyles do mair.
Robert Burns
Full little knowest thou that hast not tried, What hell it is in suing long to bide: To loose good dayes, that might be better spent; To waste long nights in pensive discontent; To speed to-day, to be put back to-morrow; To feed on hope, to pine with feare and sorrow.
Edmund Spenser
Women are angels, wooing:
Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing:
That she beloved knows naught, that knows not this–
Men prize the thing ungained more than it is.
William Shakespeare
You must not contrast too strongly the hours of courtship with the years of possession.
Benjamin Disraeli
Deference and intimacy live far apart.
Audacity in wooing is a great virtue, but a man must measure even his virtues.
Anthony Trollope
Fair Katherine, and most fair,
Will you vouchsafe to teach a soldier terms
Such as will enter at a lady’s ear,
And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart?
William Shakespeare
Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.
Marie Stopes
If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And let us mind, faint heart ne’er wan A lady fair.
James Drummond Burns
With my poems, I finally won even my mother. The longest wooing of my life.
Marge Piercy
I was not born under a rhyming planet, nor I cannot woo to in festival terms.
William Shakespeare
Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for
Elisabeth Elliot
Listen, O drop, give yourself up without regret, and in exchange gain the Ocean. Listen, O drop, bestow upon yourself this honor, and in the arms of the Sea be secure. Who indeed should be so fortunate? An Ocean wooing a drop! In God’s name, in God’s name, sell and buy at once! Give a drop, and take this Sea full of pearls.
Why don’t the men propose, Mamma? Why don’t the men propose?
Thomas Haynes Bayly
Court a mistress, she denies you; let her alone, she will court you.
Ben Jonson
Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.
William Shakespeare
I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.
William Shakespeare
Hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig.
William Shakespeare
If the great Captain of Plymouth is so very eager to wed me, Why does he not come himself, and take the trouble to woo me? If I am not worth the wooing, I surely am not worth the winning!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’
W. H. Auden
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My godchild Zoe, age 6, suddenly said: “Can you describe what romance is?” I talked about wooing, and yearning, and she sighed and leaned back, “I think that love is my favorite thing in this whole world…” Me too, Zoe, me too.
Better be courted and jilted Than never be courted at all.
Thomas Campbell
Do proper homage to thine idol’s eyes; But no too humbly, or she will despise Thee and thy suit, though told in moving tropes: Disguise even tenderness if thou art wise.
Lord Byron
Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.
William Shakespeare
Long distance is the next best thing to being there. But a dove in love would rather reach out and touch someone. Spring is in the air and all lines are busy with local calls as the wooing and cooing commences.
Charley Harper
Someone criticized an elderly man for wooing young women. He replied that that was the only way to rejuvenation, which was, afterall, everybody’s wish.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Alexander Pope
I have gone wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any of them.
James Buchanan
Romances paint at full length people’s wooing. But only give a bust of marriages.
Lord Byron
One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity.
Charles Brenton Huggins
I was supposed to be a romancer, either wooing the leading lady or competing with the leading man for her.
Cesar Romero
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed.
William Shakespeare
Regardless of where you are tonight, God is with you. God is wooing you. God wants you to experience Him. Whatever you are going through today, you can find His joy and peace. However distant your dreams may seem, God is working things out, and today is an important part of that process.
Lysa TerKeurst
Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy, With hope perseverant, still renews!
Coventry Patmore
Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughts
To courtship and such fair ostents of love
As shall conveniently become you there.
William Shakespeare