Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
A woman only obliges a man to secrecy, that she may have the pleasure of telling herself.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
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.
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
These articles subscribed, if I continue to endure you a little longer, I may by degrees dwindle into wife.
Every man plays the fool once in his live, but to marry is playing the fool all one's life long.
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered everywhere.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar.
A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools.
She once used me with that insolence, that in revenge I took her to pieces; sifted her, and separated her failings; I studied 'em, and got 'em by rote. The catalogue was so large, that I was not without hopes, one day or other to hate her heartily.
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I've read that things inanimate have moved, and, as with living souls, have been inform'd, by magic numbers and persuasive sound.
Music alone with sudden charms can bind The wand'ring sense, and calm the troubled mind.
I hope you do not think me prone to any iteration of nuptials.
To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must lose a good name to him, before you can win it for yourself.
Defer not till to-morrow to be wise, To-morrow's Sun to thee may never rise; Or should to-morrow chance to cheer thy sight With her enlivening and unlook'd for light, How grateful will appear her dawning rays! As favours unexpected doubly please.
I am a fool, I know it; and yet, Heaven help me, I'm poor enough to be a wit.
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