A whore may be naked, but a mistress is nude. We are talking class.
Just seehow well shegoverns! She is onlya woman, only the mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, byall!
[A]s for my prediction that [the iPhone] would be a bad idea for Apple to pursue, anything can still happen. Time is a cruel mistress.john c. dvorak
Next to the coming to a good understanding with a new mistress, I love a quarrel with an old one.george etherege
I will not say with Lord Hale, that "the law will admit of no rival, and nothing to go even with it;" but I will say, that it is a jealous mistress, and requires a long and constant courtship. It is not to be won by trifling favours, but by a lavish homage.joseph story
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Follow a shadow, it still flies you, Seem to fly, it will pursue: So court a mistress, she denies you; Let her alone, she will court you. Say are not women truly, then, Styled but the shadows of us men?Ben Jonson
They'll tell thee, sailors, when away, In every port a mistress find.john gay
* * * But while I breathe Heaven's air, and Heaven looks down on me, And smiles at my best meanings, I remain mistress of mine own self and mine own soul.
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
Wit may do very well for a mistress, but that he should prefer reason for a wife.Charles Caleb Colton
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
We're all so clogged with dead ideas passed from generation to generation that even the best of us don't know the way out We invented the Revolution but we don't know how to run it Look everyone wants to keep something from the past a souvenir of the old regime This man decides to keep a painting This one keeps his mistress He [ pointing ] keeps his garden He [ pointing ] keeps his estate He keeps his country house He keeps his factories This man couldn't part with his shipyards This one kept his army and that one keeps his kingpeter weiss
Follow a shadow, it still flies you; Seem to fly it, it will pursue: So court a mistress, she denies you; Let her alone, she will court you.Ben Jonson
The Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistress.saki