An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age -- what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff.


Enid Bagnold (1889-1981, British novelist, playwright)


We have progressively improved into a less spiritual species of tenderness -- but the seal is not yet fixed though the wax is preparing for the impression.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?


Quentin Crisp (1908-1999, British author)


She learned to say things with her eyes that others waste time putting into words


Corey Ford


O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on.


John Gay (1688-1732, British playwright, poet)


God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.


Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)


There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


To boast that one never flirts is actually a kind of flirtation.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard.


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762, British society figure, letter writer)


No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.


H. L. Mencken (1880-1956, American editor, author, critic, humorist)


To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.


Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897, British novelist, historian)


Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.


Helen Rowland (1875-1950, American journalist)


The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.


Helen Rowland (1875-1950, American journalist)


Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her -- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?


Helen Rowland (1875-1950, American journalist)


Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.


Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944, French aviator, writer)


When a flirt fishes for a man, she fishes merely for the sport.


Author Unknown


The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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