William Wycherley quotes

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Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be,
Yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, y ...
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
Your women of honour, as you call 'em, are only chary of their reputations, not their persons; and 'tis scandal that they would av ...
Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
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 cucko ...
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