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A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
They come together like the Coroner’s Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered every where.
No, I’m no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
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…
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
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…
‘Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
If there’s delight in love, ‘Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
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…
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.
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…
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
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