"Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."William Congreve on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."William Congreve on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."William Congreve on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."William Congreve on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."William Congreve on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."