William Congreve Quotes

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Born: January 24, 1670, Bardsey, England
Birth Country: England
Died: London, England, January 19, 1729
Occupation: Author

'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

Beauty is the lover's gift.
- William Congreve

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.
- William Congreve

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
- William Congreve

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

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

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

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
- William Congreve

No, I'm no enemy to learning it hurts not me.
- William Congreve

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

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

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