Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
Wine gives you liberty, love takes it away.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
Money makes up in a measure all other wants in 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
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
Temperance is the nurse of chastity.
Your women of honor, as you call 'em , are only chary of their reputations, not their persons, and 'tis scandal they would avoid, not men.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
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.
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.
Poetry in love is no more to be avoided than jealousy.
He's a fool that marries; but he's a greater fool that does not marry a fool.
Necessity, mother of invention.
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 beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
I love to be envied, and would not marry a wife that I alone could love; loving alone is as dull as eating alone.
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.
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