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 :: 1640-1716, British Dramatist

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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.
~ William Wycherley - [Adultery]

 

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Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
~ William Wycherley - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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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?
~ William Wycherley - [Wives]

 

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I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for.
~ William Wycherley - [Hospitality]

 

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I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
~ William Wycherley - [Rank]

 

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Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.
~ William Wycherley - [Marriage]

 

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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.
~ William Wycherley - [Lovers]

 

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Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see.
~ William Wycherley - [Books and Reading]

 

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Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
~ William Wycherley - [Women]

 

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Women serve but to keep a man from better company.
~ William Wycherley - [Men and Women]

 

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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.
~ William Wycherley - [Reputation]

 

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