Some words for the prude who think that they are gentlemen:
"I have never allowed my duty as a gentleman to interfere with my pleasure in the slightest degree"
Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest"
"A man doesn't think he had a good time unless he has a headache the next morning"
"The hardest part about the 'next morning' is not the headache; it's the effort to recall what particular story you told your wife the night before"
"A man seldom escapes temptation because he is so careful not to let any interesting temptations escape him"
"It must be awful to live with a man after you have reformed him and he has become so superlatively good that you don't feel superior to him anymore"
"College boys are addicted to cigarettes and flirtations, bachelors to cigars and sweethearts; it takes a married man to get real joy out of anything so economical as a pipe or a wife"
Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, 1909
"Few women understand, at the outset, that in marrying, they have simply captured a wild animal, and staked their chances for future happiness on their ability to tame him. He is beautiful physically very likely, of pleasing manners and many external graces, and often possessed of noble qualities of mind and heart; but at the core of his nature he cherishes still his original savagery, the taming of which is to be the life work of the woman who has taken him in charge."
Letters from a Chimney Corner, 1886