A whore may be naked, but a mistress is nude. We are talking class.
Next to the coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.Sir George Etherege
Poetry in this latter age hath proved but a mean mistress to such as have whollyaddicted themselves to her, or given their names up to her family. They who have but saluted her on the by, and now and then tendered their visits, she hath done much for, and advanced in the way of their own professions (both the law and the gospel) beyond all they could have hoped, or done for themselves without her favour.Ben Jonson
Custom is the most certain mistress of language, as the public stamp makes the current money.Ben Jonson
Maiden, and mistress of the months and stars Now folded in the flowerless fields of heaven.algernon charles swinburne
You help them get elected, and then the Senate becomes the wife, the mistress. That was one lady I couldn't begin to fight. She was too tough.elizabeth taylor
O Sorrow, wilt thou live with me No casual mistress, but a wife.Tennyson
Next to the coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.george etherege
When a man marries his mistress, he creates a vacancy.
Sometimes the character of the mistress is inferred from the dress of her maids.jerome
See the kind seed-receiving earth To every grain affords a birth: On her no showers unwelcome fall, Her willing womb retains ‘em all, And shall my Caelia be confined? No, live up to thy mighty mind, And be the mistress of Mankind!wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.henry adams
Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master.freda adler
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight I mean the harlot, Slavery. For her, his tongue is always profuse in words.charles sumner
Russia will in due time become a power almost as great as the old Roman Empire. She can become mistress of all Asia, except British India, whenever she chooses to take it; and when enlightened arrangements shall have made her revenue proportioned to her territory, and railways shall have abridged distances her command of men will become enormous, her pecuniary means gigantic, and her power of transporting armies over great distances most formidable. Germany ought to be strong in order to resist Russian aggression, and a strong Prussia is essential to German strength.temple, henry, 3rd viscount palmerston
Riches are a good handmaiden, but the worst mistress.Francis Bacon
They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In every port a mistress find.john gay
Like the lily, That once was mistress of the field and flourish'd, I'll hang my head and perish.william shakespeare
Man was made when Nature was but an apprentice, but woman when she was a skilful mistress of her art.
Want, the mistress of invention.
Lysander when handing over the command of the fleet to Callicratidas, the Spartan, said to him, "I deliver you a fleet that is mistress of the seas."
There be some sports are painful, and their labour Delight in them sets off; some kinds of baseness Are nobly undergone; and most poor matters Point to rich ends. This my mean task Would be as heavy to me as odious, but The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead, And makes my labours pleasures.
What a sweet reverence is that when a young man deems his mistress a little more than mortal and almost chides himself for longing to bring her close to his heart.Nathaniel Hawthorne
The tuberose, with her silvery light, That in the gardens of Malay Is call'd the mistress of the Night, So like a bride, scented and bright; She comes out when the sun's away.thomas moore
What's that, mistress? [Hagan: A gas mask. ] Why are you wearing it? [Hagan: Because of the gas. ] Gas? What gas?