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Quotations by Samuel Pepys

As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!

But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange.

I find my wife hath something in her gizzard, that only waits an opportunity of being provoked to bring up; but I will not, for my content-sake, give it.

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is.

Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.

Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.

Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.

Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company.

The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.