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 beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be/Yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
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.
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.
Drinking with women is as unnatural as scolding with 'em.
Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.
Charity and good-nature give a sanction to the most common actions; and pride and ill-nature make our best virtues despicable.
As wit is too hard for power in council, so power is too hard for wit in action.
Wit has as few true judges as painting.
Have as much good nature as good sense since they generally are companions.
Ceremony and great professing renders friendship as much suspect as it does religion.
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 good name is seldom got by giving it oneself.
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.
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
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
He's a fool that marries; but he's a greater fool that does not marry a fool.
Necessity, mother of invention.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
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