Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
Nothing but you can lay hold of my mind, and that can lay hold of nothing but you.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
Whoever is king, is also the father of his country.
A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
Delay not till tomorrow to be wise; tomorrow's sun to thee may neve rise.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
There are times when sense may be unseasonable, as well as truth.
Love's but the frailty of the mind, When 'tis not with ambition joined; A sickly flame, which if not fed expires; And feeding, wastes in self-consuming fires.
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
But say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved. To pass our youth in dull indifference, to refuse the sweets of life because they once must leave us, is as preposterous as to wish to have been born old, because we one day must be old.
A little scorn is alluring.
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
Women like flames have a destroying power; never to be quenched till they themselves devour.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
Beauty is the lover's gift.
Thus in this sad, but oh, too pleasing state! my soul can fix upon nothing but thee; thee it contemplates, admires, adores, nay depends on, trusts on you alone.
Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast
She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises.
No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
O fie, miss, you must not kiss and tell.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
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