To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation. ~E.W. Howe
If you’re a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
Flirtation: attention without intention. ~Max O’Rell, John Bull and His Island
Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry. ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? ~Helen Rowland
Women know not the whole of their coquetry. ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. ~Charles Reade
The coquets of both sexes are self-lovers, and that is a love no other whatever can dispossess. ~John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera
Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practice it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason. ~François Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims
Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose – easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters. ~Ik Marvel