Facts about William Congreve

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William Congreve was a famous Poet from England, who lived between February 10, 1670 and January 19, 1729. He/she became 58 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topic Anger.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Edward Young, Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Catherine II, Alexander Pope, Henry St. John, Stanislaus I, William Hogarth, Charles Lawrence, Eustace Budgell, John Philips, James Hutton, Edward Teach, John Wilkes, Abraham Tucker, William Emerson, Christopher Anstey, George Grenville, Jean Monnet, Henry Pelham

Famous quotes by William Congreve (30)


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"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words"
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"Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond"
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"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing"
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"To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task"
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"'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman"
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"They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week"
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"They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom"
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"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire"
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"She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises"
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"Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved"
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"No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me"
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"Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight"
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"Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak"
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"Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study"
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"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"
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"If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable"
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"If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me"
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"I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where"
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"I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull"
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"I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections"
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"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned"
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"He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views"
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"Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure"
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"Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear"
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"Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play"
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"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"
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"Beauty is the lover's gift"
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"A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant"
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"A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring"
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"A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make sure of one"


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