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William Congreve Quotes

44 William Congreve quotes:

"There is in true beauty something which vulgar cannot admire"
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"For 'tis some virtue, virtue to commend."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Music Quotes
"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
"By magic numbers and persuasive sound."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Magic Quotes
"Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"I chiefly made it my own care to initiate her very infancy in the rudiments of virtue, and to impress upon her tender years a young odium and aversion to the very sight of men."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Virtue 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
"Women are like tricks by light of hand,Which, to admire, we should not understand."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight."
"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views"
"I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull."
"Believe it, Men have ever been the same,And all the Golden Age is but a Dream."
"Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an university: but the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman."
Author: Congreve Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study."
"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life."
"They come together like the coroner's inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week."
"No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me."
"Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure."

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