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
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
When a man marries his mistress, he creates a vacancy.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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