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.
Quote by William Congreve
William Congreve Quotes
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according...
No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.
Beauty is the lover's gift
A hungry wolf at all the herd will run, In hopes, through many, to make...
To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor...
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a...
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see That heart, which others bleed for,...
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while...
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, through the...
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of...
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being...
Nature, to each allots his proper Sphere, But, that forsaken, we like Comets err: Toss'd...
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.