"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."William Congreve on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."William Congreve on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."William Congreve on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."William Congreve on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."William Congreve on James C. Dobson
"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."
"Beauty is the lover's gift."
"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire."
"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."