Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.
Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst.
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
Observe this, that tho a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she's still virtuous; that's a maxim.
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -- matrimony.
Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
Those who know the least obey the best.