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Top 10 Best William Congreve Quotes

#10

 

He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#9
 

Would she could make of me a saint,
Or I of her a sinner.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#8
 

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#7
 

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

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#6
 

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#5
 

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#4
 

Women are like tricks by sleight of hand,
Which, to admire, we should not understand.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#3
 

Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#2
 

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure.
Married in haste, we repent at leisure.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
#1
 

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

--WILLIAM CONGREVE

 
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