'Tis impious pleasure to delight in harm.And beauty should be kind, as well as charm.
To Myra, line 21; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), "Beauty", p. 57-63.
Of all pains, the greatest painIs to love, and love in vain.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
Thy thoughts to nobler meditations give,And study how to die, not how to live.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
Since truth and constancy are vain,Since neither love, nor sense of pain,Nor force of reason, can persuade,Then let example be obey'd.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
Mankind, from Adam, have been women's fools;Women, from Eve, have been the devil's tools:Heaven might have spar'd one torment when we fell;Not left us women, or not threatened hell.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
Happy the man, of mortals happiest he,Whose quiet mind from vain desires is free;Whom neither hopes deceive, nor fears torment,But lives at peace, within himself content;In thought, or act, accountable to noneBut to himself, and to the gods alone.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
But, oh! what mighty magician can assuageA woman's envy?Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
The kiss you take is paid by that you give:The joy is mutual, and I'm still in debt.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne
Whoe'er thou art, thy Lord and master see,Thou wast my Slave, thou art, or thou shalt be.Granville, George, 1st Baron Lansdowne