I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
Quote by William Congreve
William Congreve Quotes
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
Believe it, Men have ever been the same, And all the Golden Age is but...
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to...
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness,...
Beauty is the lover's gift
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted...
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very...
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:...
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of...
Beauty is the lover's gift.
To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor...
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the...