Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

Once a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.

—Tacitus, c. 100

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

—Stendhal, 1822

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. 

—Andy Warhol, 1975

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

To love a woman who scorns you is to lick honey from a thorn.

—Welsh proverb

Love is giving something you haven’t got to someone who doesn’t exist. 

—Jacques Lacan

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. 

—Abraham Lincoln

One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706