As wit is too hard for power in council, so power is too hard for wit in action.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
With faint praises one another damn.
Wine gives you liberty, love takes it away.
Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate.
Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
Necessity, mother of invention.
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.
I have heard people eat most heartily of another man’s meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
Temperance is the nurse of chastity.