I am free in performing an action if I could have done otherwise if I had chosen to.
Beauty has wings, and too hastily flies, and love, unrewarded, soon sickens and dies.
Faith goes out through the window when beauty comes in at the door.
If I am asked 'what is good?' my answer is that good is good, and that is the end of the matter.
Now, in my opinion, a woman has no business with Power-Power admits no equal, and dismisses friendship for flattery. Besides, it keeps the men at a distance, and that is not always what we wish.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects.
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Honesty needs no pains to set itself off.
'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
I'll tell thee what it says; it calls me villain, a treacherous husband, a cruel father, a false brother; one lost to nature and her charities; or to say all in one short word, it calls me - Gamester.
But from the hoop's bewitching round, Her very shoe has power to wound.
Can't I another's face commend, Or to her virtues be a friend, But instantly your forehead louers, As if her merit lessen'd yours?
Ay, rail at gaming - 'tis a rich topic, and affords noble declamation. Go, preach against it in the city - you'll find a congregation in every tavern.
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