A Quote by Cassanova on pope, success, cassanova, and seduction

When a man gets it into his head to do something, and when he exclusively occupies himself in that design, he must succeed, whatever the difficulties. That man will become Grand Vizier or Pope.


Source: The 48 Laws of Power, Pages: 175

Contributed by: Obi

A Quote by William Shakespeare on nobility and seduction

It is meant that noble minds keep ever with their likes; for who so firm that cannot be seduced.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on babies, citizenship, death, delusion, immortality, innocence, life, questions, rudeness, seduction, simplicity, women, wonder, and world

The great physician, Dr. Henry G. Armitage, Jr., states, "Not without comment shall it come to pass that a state (so fretful for the preservation of the praying mantis but holding an unborn baby to be of no account) can send a spark of immortality swinging out into limbo and conspire with citizen and physician to turn a fragile, living object of simple innocence and complex wonder into a pathetic pulp and consign it by rude and peremptory passage to the furnace or sewer - unknown, unwanted [and] undefended." He further questions how a woman as "the fertile adornment of our race can be deluded into the notion that she is a mere poetress of unwanted luggage or be by blandishment seduced into believing that she has dominion over life not her own." He says, "An abortion is never commonplace, for the world holds no heartbreak like the death of innocence."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality, p. 151, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Marya Mannes on lovers and seduction

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.

Marya Mannes

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Gay on mankind, seduction, and women

'T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.

John Gay (1685 - 1732)

Source: The Beggar's Opera. Act i. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Angela Carter on aggression, clothes, hope, information, innocence, and seduction

Iconic clothing has been secularized. . . . A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative colour and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

Contributed by: Zaady

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