William Wycherley - Quotes

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Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.

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

Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one. ---->>>

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

Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly. ---->>>

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

Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.

Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.

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. ---->>>

Women serve but to keep a man from better company. ---->>>

Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate. ---->>>

Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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? ---->>>

Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court. ---->>>

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

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

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace:
Die: January 1, 1716
Occupation: Dramatist
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William Wycherley (c. 1641 – 1 January 1716) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period, best known for the plays The Country Wife and The Plain Dealer.(wikipedia)