Quotes by William Congreve

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.

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Quote by William Congreve

Music has charms to sooth a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

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Quote by William Congreve

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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Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

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There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

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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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