Romances paint at full length people’s wooings, but only give a bust of marriages: but no one cares for matrimonial cooings.
The surest way to hit a woman’s heart is to take aim kneeling.
If I speak to thee in friendship’s name, thou think’st I speak too coldly, if I mention love’s devoted flame, thou say’st I speak too boldly.
Who wooed in haste and means to wed at leisure. (The Taming of the Shrew)
Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.
Woman begins by resisting men’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
Sustained gallantry is almost inconceivable.
Happy’s the wooing that’s not long in doing.
Courting and wooing, brings dallying and doing.