1. 10

    There is no sinner like a young saint.

    5
  2. 9

    I think a Play the best divertisement that wise men have: but I do also think them nothing so who do discourse so formallie about the rules of it, as if 'twere the grand affair of humane life.

    8
  3. 8

    Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.

    8
  4. 7

    Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.

    11
  5. 6

    Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.

    16
  6. 5

    Variety is the soul of pleasure.

    20
  7. 4

    Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

    21
  8. 3

    Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!

    48
  9. 2

    Fantastic fortune thou deceitful light, That cheats the weary traveler by night, Though on a precipice each step you tread, I am resolved to follow where you lead.

    56
  10. 1

    That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.

    76
  11. Last Update: 18 January 2022

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