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