William Congreve

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

William Congreve Quotes about anger
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Ah! Whither, whither shall I fly, A poor unhappy Maid; To hopeless Love and Misery By my own Heart betray’d? .

William Congreve Quotes about hope
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Careless she is with artful care, Affecting to seem unaffected. .

William Congreve Quotes about art
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Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, And black despair succeeds brown study. .

William Congreve Quotes about despair
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Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise. .

William Congreve Quotes about wise
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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. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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Hannibal was a very pretty fellow in those days. .

William Congreve Quotes about day
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Eternity was in that moment. .

William Congreve Quotes about men
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If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive. .

William Congreve Quotes about good
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Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure;Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. .

William Congreve Quotes about grief
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It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind. .

William Congreve Quotes about pain
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Retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom. .

William Congreve Quotes about tea
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Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools. .

William Congreve Quotes about marriage
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No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise. .

William Congreve Quotes about truth
#15227 William Congreve

Thou liar of the first magnitude. .

William Congreve
#15228 William Congreve

I warrant you, if he danced till doomsday, he thought I was to pay the piper. .

William Congreve Quotes about war
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Ferdinand Mendez Pinto was but a type of thee, thou liar of the first magnitude. .

William Congreve Quotes about end
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I came up stairs into the world, for I was born in a cellar. .

William Congreve Quotes about world
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O fie, miss, you must not kiss and tell. .

William Congreve Quotes about kiss
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I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where. .

William Congreve Quotes about secret
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Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand. .

William Congreve Quotes about men
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Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing. .

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

William Congreve Quotes about education
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Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak. I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd, And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd, By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound. What then am I? Am I more senseless grown Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe! 'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs. Anselmo sleeps, and is at Peace; last Night The silent Tomb receiv'd the good Old King; He and his Sorrows now are safely lodg'd Within its cold, but hospitable Bosom. Why am not I at Peace? .

William Congreve Quotes about living
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Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent The base Injustice thou hast done my Love: Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress, And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd. .

William Congreve Quotes about past
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For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. .

William Congreve Quotes about war
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They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week. .

William Congreve Quotes about murder
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Say what you will, tis better to be left than never to have been loved. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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Love's but a frailty of the mind, When 'tis not with ambition joined. .

William Congreve Quotes about mind
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If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see That heart which others bleed for, bleed for me. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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I nauseate walking; 'tis a country diversion, I loathe the country. .

William Congreve Quotes about sea
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Let us be very strange and well-bred: Let us be as strange as if we had been married a great while; And as well-bred as if we were not married at all. .

William Congreve Quotes about strange
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Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost deal in remnants of remnants. .

William Congreve Quotes about art
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O, she is the antidote to desire. .

William Congreve Quotes about desire
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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. .

William Congreve Quotes about age
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Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play. .

William Congreve Quotes about marriage
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There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. .

William Congreve Quotes about beauty
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Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved. .

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

William Congreve Quotes about education
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Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond. .

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

William Congreve Quotes about fear
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He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views. .

William Congreve Quotes about confidence
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Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight. .

William Congreve Quotes about fight
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You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words. .

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

William Congreve Quotes about love
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Beauty is the lover's gift. .

William Congreve Quotes about love
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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. .

William Congreve Quotes about self
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Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure. .

William Congreve Quotes about pleasure

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