Those who know the least obey the best.
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
Women never truly command, till they have given their promise to obey; and they are never in more danger of being made slaves, than when the men are at their feet.
I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.
Observe this, that tho a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she’s still virtuous; that’s a maxim.
- William Butler Yeats Irish Poet
- Oscar Wilde Irish Poet
- Joyce Cary Irish Novelist
- Samuel Lover Irish Songwriter
- Elizabeth Bowen Irish Novelist
- Richard Chenevix Trench Irish Anglican Clergyman
- Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington Irish Novelist
- Sheridan Le Fanu Irish Novelist
- Brendan Behan Irish Poet
- Laurence Sterne Irish Anglican Novelist