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William Congreve
William Congreve
(1670 - 1729)
English dramatist and poet. After his early poetry, including Incognita, Congreve turned to playwrighting where he achieved sucess and recognition. His many comedies include The Old Bachelor, The Double Dealer, Love for Love, and The Way of the World.
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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve | Anger Quotes
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, and the overtaking and possessing of a wish, discovers the folly of the chase.
- William Congreve | Anxiety and Worry Quotes
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers anybody else to rail at me.
- William Congreve | Marriage Quotes
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
- William Congreve | Music Quotes
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
- William Congreve | Secrets and Secrecy Quotes
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
- William Congreve | The Present Quotes
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
- William Congreve | Fear Quotes
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve | Doubts and Uncertainties Quotes
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve | Security Quotes
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve | Heartbreak Quotes
Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
- William Congreve | Anger Quotes
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.
- William Congreve | Love Quotes
Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure, Marry'd in hast, we may repent at leisure.
- William Congreve | Marriage Quotes
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.
- William Congreve | Music Quotes
Poetry, the eldest sister of all arts, and parent of most.
- William Congreve | Poetry Quotes
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
- William Congreve | Women Quotes


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