William Congreve Quotes

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William Congreve Quotes

Hannibal was a very pretty fellow in those days.
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Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

— William Congreve

Heav'n hath no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

— William Congreve

A little scorn is alluring.

— William Congreve

One no more owes one's beauty to a lover than one's wit to an echo

— William Congreve

You'll grow devilish fat upon this paper-diet!

— William Congreve

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.

— William Congreve

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.

— William Congreve

It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind.

— William Congreve

Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost deal in remnants of remnants.

— William Congreve

Turn pimp, flatterer, quack, lawyer, parson, be chaplain to an atheist, or stallion to an old woman, anything but a poet; for a poet is worse, more servile, timorous and fawning than any I have named.

— William Congreve

O, nothing is more alluring than a levee from a couch in some confusion.

— William Congreve

To converse with Scandal is to play at Losing Loadum, you must lose a good name to him, before you can win it for yourself.

— William Congreve

These articles subscribed, if I continue to endure you a little longer, I may by degrees dwindle into wife.

— William Congreve

Women like flames have a destroying power; never to be quenched till they themselves devour.

— William Congreve

I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding.

— William Congreve

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