A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.

Beauty is the lover's gift.

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.

A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.

I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.

They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.

She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises.

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise tomorrows sun to thee may never rise.

He that first cries out stop thief is often he that has stolen the treasure.

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.

There is in true beauty, as in courage, somewhat which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.

You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.

No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.

I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.

I came upstairs into the world for I was born in a cellar.

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.

Men are apt to offend (tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak.