Quotes by William Congreve
- 'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
- Beauty is the lover's gift.
- 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.
- Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
- Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
- Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
- 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.
- There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.