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William Congreve Quotes

(1670-1729), British Dramatist

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

Category: Anger

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

Category: Colleges And Universities

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

Category: Conversation

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

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

Category: Gossip

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

Category: Inspiration

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.

Category: Joy

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

Category: Love

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

Category: Marriage

Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

Category: Music

Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

Category: Rewards

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

Category: Secrets

A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.

Category: Sincerity