Aaron Hill

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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
Anne Of Green Gables
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Aaron Hill (February 10, 1685 - February 8, 1750) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.


  • First, then, a woman will or won’t, depend on ’t;
    If she will do ’t, she will; and there ’s an end on ’t.
    But if she won’t, since safe and sound your trust is,
    Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice.
    • Zara, Epilogue (1735). Note: The following lines are copied from the pillar erected on the mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury:
      Where is the man who has the power and skill
      To stem the torrent of a woman’s will?
      For if she will, she will, you may depend on ’t;
      And if she won’t, she won’t; so there ’s an end on ’t.
      The Examiner, May 31, 1829.
  • But me no buts.
    • Snake in the Grass, sc. 1.
  • Tender-handed stroke a nettle,
    And it stings you for your pains;
    Grasp it like a man of mettle,
    And it soft as silk remains.

    ’Tis the same with common natures:
    Use ’em kindly, they rebel;
    But be rough as nutmeg-graters,
    And the rogues obey you well.
    • Verses Written on a Window in Scotland.


  • Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
  • Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
  • Reason gains all people by compelling none.
  • Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme.

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