Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
Money makes up in a measure all other wants in men.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
A beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly.
With faint praises one another damn.
Temperance is the nurse of chastity.
Wine gives you liberty, love takes it away.
Poetry in love is no more to be avoided than jealousy.
I love to be envied, and would not marry a wife that I alone could love; loving alone is as dull as eating alone.
Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others' losses.
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
Have as much good nature as good sense since they generally are companions.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
A good name is seldom got by giving it oneself.
Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be/Yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
But methings wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it
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