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William Wycherley Quotes

(1640-1716), British Dramatist

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.

Category: Adultery

Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.

Category: Books And Reading

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

Category: Friends And Friendship

I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.

Category: Hospitality

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.

Category: Lovers

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.

Category: Marriage

Women serve but to keep a man from better company.

Category: Men And Women

I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.

Category: Rank

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.

Category: Reputation

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?

Category: Wives

Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.

Category: Women