William Congreve - Quotes

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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.

Beauty is the lover's gift.

Beauty is the lover's gift.

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views. ---->>>

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. ---->>>

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond. ---->>>

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved. ---->>>

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable. ---->>>

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. ---->>>

You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words. ---->>>

If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me. ---->>>

A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring. ---->>>

She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises. ---->>>

A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one. ---->>>

In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me. ---->>>

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections. ---->>>

I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull. ---->>>

I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere. ---->>>

No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me. ---->>>

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom. ---->>>

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman. ---->>>

Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study. ---->>>

They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week. ---->>>

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task. ---->>>

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass. ---->>>

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: February 10, 1670
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Die: January 19, 1729
Occupation: Poet
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William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. He was also a minor political figure in the British Whig Party.(wikipedia)