William Wycherley

British drama writer

Lived from: 1640-1716

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Wycherley

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    A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
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    Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
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    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?
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    I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
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    I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
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    Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
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    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.
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    Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
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    Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
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    Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
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    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.
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