William Congreve

English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)

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A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.Rate it:
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.Rate it:
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.Rate it:
Every man plays the fool once in his lif marry is playing the fool all one's life, but to marry is to playing the fool all one's life long.Rate it:
He that first cries out stop thief, is often he that has stolen the treasure.Rate it:
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.Rate it:
I came upstairs into the world for I was born in a cellar.Rate it:
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.Rate it:
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.Rate it:
If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.Rate it:
Men are apt to offend ('tis true) where they find most goodness to forgive.Rate it:
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.Rate it:
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B. This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.Rate it:
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.Rate it:
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.Rate it:
Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.Rate it:
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.Rate it:

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