A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly.
Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
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.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
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.
Your women of honor, as you call em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'Tis scandal that they would avoid, not men.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
He's a fool that marries, but he's a greater that does not marry a fool; what is wit in a wife good for, but to make a man a cuckold?
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