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William Congreve

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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.



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



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.



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



Beauty is the lover’s gift.



Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.



Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.



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



Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.



Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.



No, I’m no enemy to learning it hurts not me.



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



’Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.