Mistress Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mistress quotes, mistress sayings, and mistress proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.     

Anonymous

Sometimes the character of the mistress is inferred from the dress of her maids.     

Jerome

Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.     

William Wycherley

A wife who discomforts you with truth is better than a mistress who massages you with lies.     

Matshona Dhliwayo

A sailor's love for the sea is only matched by his mistress's salty kiss.     

Anthony T.Hincks

The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Mistress: Something between a mister and a mattress.     

Jim Backus

A lover's soul lives in the body of his mistress.     

Plutarch

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.     

Lord Byron

A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.     

William Wycherley

The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

A whore may be naked, but a mistress is nude. We are talking class.     

James Kilpatrick

Such mistress, such Nan,Such master, such man.     

Thomas Tusser

A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way.     

Honoré de Balzac

A man who marries his mistress leaves a vacancy in that position.     

Oscar Wilde

Even a faithful mistress can be bent by constant threats.     

Propertius

Men will bear many things from a kept mistress, which they would not bear from a wife.     

Samuel Richardson