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William Congreve Quotes

44 William Congreve quotes:

"They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: English Poet Quotes Custom Quotes
"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"
"O, she is the antidote to desire."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring."
"If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable."
"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."
"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
"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."
"I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where."
"'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman."
"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase."
"Beauty is the lover's gift."
"Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Goodness Quotes
"O ay, letters - I had letters - I am persecuted with letters - I hate letters - nobody knows how to write letters; and yet one has 'em, one does not know why - they serve one to pin up one's hair."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play"
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Married in haste, we may repent at leisure."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Leisure Quotes
"Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds."
"Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"For 'tis some virtue, virtue to commend."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes

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