William Congreve was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. He was also a minor political figure in the British Whig Party.
William Congreve Quotes
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
No, I'm no enemy to learning it hurts not me.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost deal in remnants of remnants.
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which , to admire, we should not understand.
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