Your women of honor, as you call ’em , are only chary of their reputations, not their persons, and ’tis scandal they would avoid, not men.
A beauty masked, like the sun in eclipse, gathers together more gazers than if it shined out.
Have as much good nature as good sense since they generally are companions.
I weigh the man, not his title; ’tis not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.
Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others’ losses.
A good name is seldom got by giving it oneself.
Ceremony and great professing renders friendship as much suspect as it does religion.
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
Charity and good-nature give a sanction to the most common actions; and pride and ill-nature make our best virtues despicable.
Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business.
Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.
He’s a fool that marries; but he’s a greater fool that does not marry a fool.