You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
Quote by William Congreve
William Congreve Quotes
Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
Beauty is the lover's gift.
Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond
They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the...
Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the...
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to...
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds
She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while...
I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being...
To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor...
I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very...
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of...
Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according...
Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em:...