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.
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
-- Frank Dane
Men who cherish for women the highest respect are seldom popular with them.
I kissed my first woman and I smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since.
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.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
-- Mae West
Concubinage has been corrupted by marriage.
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.
Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.
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.
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.
Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
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.
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.
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.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Devout religiosity is inversely proportional to delight in sexuality.
OR said another way
Piety punishes pleasure and perverts passion.
-- Susan Starr