Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Were I a cloud I’d gather My skirts up in the air, And fly well know whither, And rest I well know where.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
Words are the money of fools.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more.