William Congreve Quotes

44 William Congreve quotes:

"Believe it, Men have ever been the same,And all the Golden Age is but a Dream."
"No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me."
"I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections."
"By magic numbers and persuasive sound."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Magic Quotes
"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views"
"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."
"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views."
"If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me."
"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life."
"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"
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Turn pimp, flatterer, quack, lawyer, parson, be chaplain to an atheist, or stallion to an old woman, anything but a poet; for a poet is worse, more servile, timorous and fawning than any I have named."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"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."
"'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman."
"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
"Married in haste, we may repent at leisure."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Leisure Quotes
"Beauty is the lover's gift"
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes

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