Sexual Words of Wisdom

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

-- Francois Du de la Rouchefoucauld

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to?

-- Bette Midler

Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be able to find out the natural bent.

-- Plato

License my roving hands, and let them go before, behind, between, above, below.

-- John Donne, To His Mistress Going to Bed

I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.

-- Dolly Parton

In married life, three is company and two is none.

-- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

By now you will have discovered that women, too, can be militant.

-- Sophocles, Electra

Polygamy may well be held in dread, not only as a sin but as a bore.

-- Lord Byron, Don Juan

Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact.

-- Ambrose Bierce

Two is company; three is terrific.

-- Frank Dane

Men who cherish for women the highest respect are seldom popular with them.

-- Anonymous

I kissed my first woman and I smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.

-- Arturo Toscanini

I married beneath me - All women do.

-- Nancy Astor, speech in 1952

In marriage, as in war, it is permitted to take every advantage of the enemy.

-- Samuel Johnson

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

-- Mae West

Concubinage has been corrupted by marriage.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.

-- Denis Diderot

What one beholds of a woman is the least part of her.

-- Ovid, Love’s Care

Where there’s marriage without love there will be love without marriage.

-- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac

It’s a mistake to speak of a bad choice in love, since, as soon as a choice exists, it can only be bad.

-- Marcel Proust

Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.

-- Joseph Conrad

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.

-- John Donne

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

-- John Ruskin

Men are what their mother’s make them.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s not the men in my life that counts, it’s the life in my men.

-- Mae West

Woman is woman’s natural ally.

-- Euripides, Alope

Men should not care too much for good looks, neglect is becoming.

-- Ovid, Ars Amatoria

Rascals are always sociable.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

-- William Shakespeare

If to her share some female errors fall, look on her face and you’ll forget ‘em all.

-- Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

The big difference between sex for money and sex for love is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

-- Brendan Behan

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.

-- H.L. Mencken

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

-- Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

The strongest surest way to the soul is through the flesh.

-- Mabel Dodge, Lorenzo in Taos

You can’t expect a boy to be depraved until he has been to a good school.

-- Saki, A Baker’s Dozen

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.

-- John Steinbeck, America and Americans

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

-- Oprah Winfrey

A laugh at sex is a laugh at destiny.

-- Thornton Wilder, The Journals of Thornton Wilder

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

-- Erica Jong

The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

-- Rudyard Kipling, The Female of the Species

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

-- Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Were kisses all the joys in bed, one woman would another wed.

-- William Shakespeare

A woman is like a teabag - you don’t know her strength until she’s in hot water.

-- Nancy Reagan

People will insist on treating the mons veneris as though it were Mount Everest.

-- Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza

Sex is not taxed - but it can be taxing.

-- John Barrymore

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

-- Abraham Lincoln

Devout religiosity is inversely proportional to delight in sexuality.

OR said another way

Piety punishes pleasure and perverts passion.

-- Susan Starr