Quotations that match 'mistress'.

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away. William Wycherley
[ Away Constantly Country Dwell Little Mistress Near Night Only Retreat Should Town]
You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses. Pamela Hansford Johnson
[ Devil Did Him His Horns Loves Make Mistresses Out Politician Slam Wife]
No lover, if he be of good faith, and sincere, will deny he would prefer to see his mistress dead than unfaithful. Marquis de Sade
[ Dead Deny Faith Good His Lover Mistress Prefer See Sincere Than Unfaithful Will Would]
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. William Wycherley
[ Books Company Conversation Discreetly Doze Em Fitter Make Mistresses Much Them Too Unfit Upon Used]
More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy - he's one of their own. Jay Leno
[ Action Against Coming Congress Guy Hussein Know Many Mistresses More Now Out Own Reluctant Saddam Six Take Takes Their Viagra Wonder]
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust. Lord Chesterfield
[ Absolutely Aside Breeding Coarse Contempt Days Degenerate Disgust Ever Familiarity Good His Infallibly Intimacy Into Lay Man Mistress Nights Pass Productive Soon Their Together Well Wife Will]
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other. Anton Chekhov Medical
[ Get Lawful Literature Medicine Mistress Night Other Spend Tired Wife]
Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress? Prince Charles
[ Expect First History Mistress Prince Seriously Wales]
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Ceremonies Dance Grand Happiness Impels Leads Life Mistress None Route Same Through Us]
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one. William Wycherley
[ Being Finding Mistress New Next Old Pleasure Rid]
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. Francis Bacon
[ Good Hand Maiden Mistress Poor Riches]
They can't take your house and give it to the mayor's mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on. Michael Kinsley
[ Apparently Development Down Even Give Hotel House Make Mayor Mistress Pay Restaurants Room Shops Take Tear Trendy Your]
In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms. Felix Marti-Ibanez
[ Amsterdam Arms Canals City Gypsy Land Many Mistress Throughout Water]
Now I need to take a piece of wood and make it sound like the railroad track, but I also had to make it beautiful and lovable so that a person playing it would think of it in terms of his mistress, a bartender, his wife, a good psychiatrist - whatever. Les Paul
[ Also Bartender Beautiful Good Had His Lovable Make Mistress Need Now Person Piece Playing Psychiatrist Railroad Sound Take Terms Think Track Whatever Wife Wood Would]
That, sir, depends on whether I embrace your mistress or your politics. John Wilkes
[ Depends Embrace Mistress Politics Sir Whether Your]
I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Cotton Drudge Give Grave Jealous Life Live Master Mistress Opened Out Plantation Rather Rest Than Till Unprincipled Would]
Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas. Jose Marti
[ Bed Go Ideas Mistresses Others Their]
I have no wish for a second husband. I had enough of the first. I like to have my own way to lie down mistress, and get up master. Susanna Moodie
[ Down Enough First Get Had Husband Lie Master Mistress Own Second Up Way Wish]
A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way. Honore de Balzac
[ Always First Himself His Husband Lover Mistress Other Runs Second Thinks Way]
It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there. Elsie De Wolfe
[ Expresses Find Forever Guests Happiness Home Homes How Matter May Men Mistress Much Our Personality]
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not. Horace
[ Handmaiden How Mistress Money Thou Use]
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. Ambrose Bierce Marriage
[ Community Condition Consisting Making Marriage Master Mistress Slaves State Two]
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Francis Bacon
[ Age Companions Men Middle Mistresses Nurses Old Wives Young]
When a man marries his mistress it creates a job opportunity. James Goldsmith
[ Creates His Job Man Marries Mistress Opportunity]
I think that the truth is a really stern taskmistress. Carrie Fisher
[ Really Stern Think Truth]
As I've explained to my wife many times, you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the front page of the papers. Julian Barnes
[ Explained Front Get Kill Many Mistress Page Papers Times Wife Your]
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. Lord Byron
[ Agree Anything Friend Friends Lovers Mistress Never Nor Over While]
I am married to the theater, and the films are only my mistress. Oskar Werner
[ Am Films Married Mistress Only Theater]
Next to coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one. George Etherege
[ Coming Good Love Mistress New Next Old Quarrel Understanding]
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. Napoleon Bonaparte
[ Allow Anyone Away Conquest Hard Her Mistress Power Take Too Worked]
Buy old masters. They fetch a better price than old mistresses. William Maxwell Aitken
[ Better Buy Fetch Masters Mistresses Old Price Than]
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded. Philip Stanhope
[ Best Heard Indeed Minded Mistresses Often Our Prejudices Reason Seldom Very Wife]
Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life. Akhenaton
[ Counsels Give Guide Hear Heart Heed Her Human Lean Life Maxims Mistress Prudence She Store Them Thine Universal Unto Upon Virtues Words]
DURING the first years of my service in Dr. Flint's family, I was accustomed to share some indulgences with the children of my mistress. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Accustomed Children Dr During Family First Flint Indulgences Mistress Service Share Some Years]
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence. John Dryden
[ Because Events Fortune Herself Madness Make Mistress Nothing Prudence Ruled She]
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. Henry B. Adams
[ Betrayed Deceitful Ever Man Mistress Most Simplicity]
Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master. Freda Adler
[ Ages Been Law Man Master Mistress Throughout Woman]
Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats. Sextus Propertius
[ Bent Constant Even Faithful Mistress Threats]
He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make? Pierre Salinger
[ After Day Difference Does Domestic Foreign Got Hell Hours Make Mistresses Policy President Run States Time United Work]
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not. John Kenneth Galbraith Money
[ Automobile Being Differs Equally Important Mistress Money Those]
After my mistress was dead, I lived most comfortably, my master having a great affection for me. William Lilly
[ Affection After Comfortably Dead Great Having Lived Master Mistress Most]
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love. William Hazlitt
[ Choose Circumstance Excellence Flatters Friend Merely Mistress Often Our Particular Self-Love Some Themselves]
England is my wife, America my mistress. It is very good sometimes to get away from one's wife. Cedric Hardwicke
[ America Away England Get Good Mistress Sometimes Very Wife]
For years, my master had done his utmost to pollute my mind with foul images, and to destroy the pure principles inculcated by my grandmother, and the good mistress of my childhood. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Childhood Destroy Done Foul Good Grandmother Had His Images Inculcated Master Mind Mistress Principles Pure Utmost Years]
The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul. Eliza Farnham
[ Beauty Development Experience Face Human Language Legible Legitimate Life Majestic Mistress Office Organic Perfect Record Register Seat Soul Study Those Value Whose Will]
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams. Georg C. Lichtenberg
[ Beholds Dreams Her His Inferred Man Mistress Much Weaknesses]
What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp? William Osler
[ Courting Eludes Ever Fickle Grasp His Lover Mistress Student]
Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife. Samuel Richardson
[ Bear Kept Many Men Mistress Things Which Wife Will Would]
My mother was a good mistress to her servants, taking care of them in their sicknesses, not sparing any cost she was able to bestow for their recovery. Margaret Cavendish
[ Able Any Bestow Care Cost Good Her Mistress Mother Recovery Servants She Sicknesses Sparing Taking Their Them]
I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films. Oskar Werner Movies
[ Films Married Mistress Theater]
When I was nearly twelve years old, my kind mistress sickened and died. Harriet Ann Jacobs
[ Died Kind Mistress Nearly Old Sickened Twelve Years]