Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.
The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.