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.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
Wine gives you liberty, love takes it away.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
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 mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
A beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
A good name is seldom got by giving it oneself.
Drinking with women is as unnatural as scolding with 'em.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Ceremony and great professing renders friendship as much suspect as it does religion.
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
He's a fool that marries; but he's a greater fool that does not marry a fool.
Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
Necessity, mother of invention.
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.
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