An accomplished coquette excites the passions of others, in proportion as she feels none herself.
Have you not heard it said full oft, a woman’s nay doth stand for naught? (The Passionate Pilgrim)
“Yea,” quoth he, “dost thou fall upon thy face? Thou wilt fall backward when thou hast more wit. (Romeo and Juliet)
A coquette is a woman without any heart, who makes a fool of a man that hasn’t got any head.
There is one antidote only for coquetry, and that is true love.
The coquettes of both sexes are self-lovers, and that is a love no other whatever can dispossess.