William Congreve Quotes

Most popular William Congreve Quotes

Beauty is the lover's gift.

beauty

First impressions are the most lasting.
— William Congreve
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast.
— William Congreve

music

I am always of the opinion with the learned, if they speak first.
— William Congreve

opinions

I nauseate walking: 'Tis a country diversion; I loathe the country.

walking

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
— William Congreve

courtship marriage

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
— William Congreve

love heartbreak

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
— William Congreve
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

breasts charm music

Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
— William Congreve
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
— William Congreve
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned
Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.

love and hate

Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
— William Congreve

women

Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
— William Congreve

women famous

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.