They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
Quote by William Congreve
William Congreve Quotes
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor...
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
Believe it, Men have ever been the same, And all the Golden Age is but...
If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of...
She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while...
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the...
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
If there's delight in love, 'tis when I see That heart, which others bleed for,...
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:...
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
Nature, to each allots his proper Sphere, But, that forsaken, we like Comets err: Toss'd...
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict...
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where.
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being...