Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.William Blake
- While there's life there’s hope, and only the dead have none.
- Idyll 4, line 42; translation by A. S. F. Gow, from Theocritus ( 1952) vol. 1, p. 37.
- Faults are beauties, when survey'd by love.
- Idyll 6, line 19; translation by Richard Polwhele, from The Idyllia, Epigrams, and Fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus, with the Elegies of Tyrtæus (1810) p. 36.
- Milk the ewe that thou hast, why pursue the thing that shuns thee?
- Idyll 11, line 75; translation by Andrew Lang, from Theocritus, Bion and Moschus Rendered into English Prose ( 1901) p. 63.
- The Greeks got into Troy by trying, my pretties; everything's done by trying.
- Idyll 15, line 61; translation by A. S. F. Gow, from Theocritus ( 1952) vol. 1, p. 113.