Facts about William Wycherley

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William Wycherley was a famous Dramatist from England, who lived between and January 1, 1716.

Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by William.

Famous quotes by William Wycherley (19)


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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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"Women serve but to keep a man from better company"
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"Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding"
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"Wit is more necessary than beauty; and I think no young woman ugly that has it, and no handsome woman agreeable without it"
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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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"Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other"
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"Poets, like friends to whom you are in debt, you hate"
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"Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one"
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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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"Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before"
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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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"I have heard people eat most heartily of another man's meat, that is, what they do not pay for"
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"Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close"
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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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"Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures"
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"Go to your business, pleasure, whilst I go to my pleasure, business"
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"Come, for my part I will have only those glorious, manly pleasures of being very drunk, and very slovenly"
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"Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court"
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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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