O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.
By outward show let's not be cheated; An ass should like an ass be treated.
Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
I must have women - there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
Reproachful speech from either side The want of argument supplied; They rail, reviled; as often ends The contests of disputing friends.
There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.
A rich rogue nowadays is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.
Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.
In every age and clime we see, Two of a trade can ne'er agree.
Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.