''How the mother is to be pitied who hath handsome daughters! Locks, bolts, bars, and lectures of morality are nothing to them: they break through them all. They have as much pleasure in cheating a father and mother, as in cheating at cards.''
''A rich rogue now-a-days is fit company for any gentleman; and the world, my dear, hath not such a contempt for roguery as you imagine.''
''The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.''
''Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives.''
''I must have women—there is nothing unbends the mind like them.''
''Of all mechanics, of all servile handycrafts-men, a gamester is the vilest. But yet, as many of the quality are of the profession, he is admitted amongst the politest company.''
''But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.''
''Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?''
''But money, wife, is the true Fuller's Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.''
''Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them!''
''Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? Baggage!''
''Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.''
''I must have women—there is nothing unbends the mind like them.''
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