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The fear of women is the beginning of knowledge.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Tell not thy previous loves to a woman, lest she also telleth thee hers.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

If thou makest a statement concerning women, lo, she shall immediately try to disprove it straightway. She goeth by contraries.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

A woman findeth in her last lover much of her first love; but a man seeth his next-to-the-last love, alway.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

The world is full of women, and the women full of wile; so that a man, if he goeth not warily withal, shall surely fall a prey thereunto.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Men do foolish things thoughtlessly, knowing not why; but no woman doeth aught without a reason.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Son, heed my instruction, and apply thyself to know women; let thine eyes observe her when she is with another, for what she doeth with him, she will do with thee, also.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Beware of a woman who signeth not her name to her letters; she will bear watching, aye, she hath a past.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

My son, beware of a plain damsel who charmeth thee, for she needeth much wile, and useth diverse weapons.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

A reproof entereth more into a woman of sense than an hundred compliments into a fool.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Woo her not till thou hast seen her mother, for a score of years worketh wonders.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Love endeth like the chianti flask, its drops are bitter.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Hast thou given the first kiss to a maiden? Write her speedily on the morrow before she giveth thee fierce words; assure her and comfort her woe; let her remorse be abated, give unto her an excuse for her conduct.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Son, if a maiden love thee, thou shalt appear handsome in her sight; she shall praise thine eyes, and the corners of thy mouth, yea, she shall admire thy hands. Though thou wert even as the orangutan yet shall she paint thee with fancies.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Many a maid have I won by a quarrel, when flattery was in no wise helpful; but take heed that thou art in the wrong, so that thou mayest acknowledge thine error.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

A maiden's first kiss cometh hard, yea, it is as the first olive out of a bottle, requiring much skill; but the rest are easy.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Hurry not a woman's favor; neither forcer her hastily to surrender to thee. For she goeth into love as she goeth into the waters at the seashore; first a hand and then a lip goeth she in by littles. She diveth not, she leapeth not from the pier; but by gentle shocks and cries of protest she entereth slowly; yet when the waters of love encompass her, then she is supported. She swimmeth in her joy; she floateth on the tide of happiness.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Repeat not the manner of a flirtation; for lo, all the world shall hear of it, and women will taunt thee.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Her heart consenteth before her lips say: Yea; and in this interval lieth her Paradise; wherefore she would prolong it.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

No man knoweth how another man maketh his love, for women tell not.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Propose not to a woman when she hath gotten a new frock, nor when she is puffed up with victories; when she reigneth and rejoiceth in her hour of triumph, come not nigh unto her; but when she be ill or weary, when she is cast down in spirit and needeth a comforter, then be thou ready, and make thy suit.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Can a woman entertain a man and a pet at the same time? I say unto thee, one of the twain shall suffer jealousy.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Seek one woman whom thou canst trust, and to her who lovest thee best, tell thy secrets. She will deliver thee from the hands of strange women, she will expose their craft; and of her who flattereth thee, will she make known the reason.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

A wedding in haste is worth two at leisure.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Some women are to be captured by storm and some taken by siege; yet if there be not a traitor in her heart that shall deliver up the garrison, thou shalt not prevail over her.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah


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