I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one’s partners in the waltz of this world –not much remembered when the ball is over.
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- A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
- I have always laid it down as a maxim –and found it justified by experience –that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex –but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
- Friendship is Love without his wings!
- Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
- The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
- As to Don Juan, confess that it is the sublime of that there sort of writing; it may be bawdy, but is it not good English? It may be profligate, but is it not life, is it not the thing? Could any man have written it who has not lived in the world? and tooled in a post-chaise? in a hackney coach? in a Gondola? against a wall? in a court carriage? in a vis a vis? on a table? and under it?