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.
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
He's a fool that marries; but he's a greater fool that does not marry a fool.
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.
Ceremony and great professing renders friendship as much suspect as it does religion.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly.
Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
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
A beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
Drinking with women is as unnatural as scolding with 'em.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
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.
Have as much good nature as good sense since they generally are companions.
Wit has as few true judges as painting.
As wit is too hard for power in council, so power is too hard for wit in action.
Charity and good-nature give a sanction to the most common actions; and pride and ill-nature make our best virtues despicable.
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