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Don Juan Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Don Juan
  1. #1
    “But if there’s anything in which I shine,
    ‘T is in arranging all my friends’ affairs,
    Not having, of my own, domestic cares”
  2. #2
    “A little curly-headed, good-for-nothing,
    And mischief-making monkey from his birth;
    His parents ne’er agreed except in doting
    Upon the most unquiet imp on earth”
  3. #3
    “She kept a journal, where [her husband’s] faults were noted.”
  4. #4
    “Dying intestate, Jan was sole heir
    To a chancery suit, and messuages, and lands,
    Which, with a long minority and care,
    Promised to turn out well in proper hands”
  5. #5
    “I never married—but, I think, I know
    That sons should not be educated so”
  6. #6
    “In her first passion Woman loves her lover,
    In all the others all she loves is Love,
    Which grows a habit she can ne’er get over,
    And fits her loosely—like an easy glove”
  1. #7
    “Her sixth, to stab herself; her seventh, to sentence
    The lash to Baba: —but her grand resource
    Was to sit down again, and cry—of course”
  2. #8
    “I’m a philosopher; confound them all!
    Bills, beasts, and men, and—no! not womankind!
    With one good hearty curse I vent my gall”
  3. #9
    “And will not love dare to trust itself in truth,
    And Love is taught hypocrisy from youth”
  4. #10
    “Newton (that proverb of the mind), alas!
    Declared, with all his grand discoveries recent,
    That he himself felt only “like a youth
    Picking up shells by the great ocean—Truth”
  5. #11
    “So first there was a generous emulation,
    And then there was a general competition,
    To undertake the orphan’s education”
  6. #12
    “The Lady Adeline resolved to take
    Such measures as she thought might best impede
    The farther progress of this sad mistake.”

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  1. #13
    “His youth and features favoured the disguise,
    And should you ask how she, a Sultan’s bride,
    Could risk or compass such strange phantasies,
    This I must leave sultanas to decide.”
  2. #14
    “It is enough that Fortune found him flush
    Of Youth, and Vigour, Beauty, and those things
    Which for an instant clip Enjoyment’s wings.”
  3. #15
    “The favour of the Empress was agreeable;
    And though the duty waxed a little hard,
    Young people at his time of life should be able
    To come off handsomely in that regard.”
  4. #16
    “Suwarrow, who had small regard for tears,
    And not much sympathy for blood ”
  5. #17
    “In the case our Lord the King should go to war again,
    He learned the arts of riding, fencing, gunnery,
    And how to scale a fortress—or a nunnery”
  6. #18
    “For a young gentleman’s fit education,
    Though she was far from that leap year, whose leap,
    In female dates, strikes Time all of a heap”
  7. #19
    “One monstrous diamond […]
    Bestowed upon him, as the public learned;
    And, to say truth, it had been fairly earned”
  8. #20
    “The lawyers did their utmost for divorce,
    But scarce a fee was paid on either side
    Before, unluckily, Don José died”
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