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 :: 1670-1729, British Dramatist

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'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 - [Colleges and Universities]

 

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A wit should no more be sincere, than a woman constant; one argues a decay of parts, as to other of beauty.
~ William Congreve - [Sincerity]

 

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Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
~ William Congreve - [Rewards]

 

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Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
~ William Congreve - [Marriage]

 

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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
~ William Congreve - [Anger]

 

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I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull.
~ William Congreve - [Conversation]

 

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I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
~ William Congreve - [Secrets]

 

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If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
~ William Congreve - [Love]

 

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In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
~ William Congreve - [Critics and Criticism]

 

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Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.
~ William Congreve - [Inspiration]

 

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Music has charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
~ William Congreve - [Music]

 

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They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
~ William Congreve - [Gossip]

 

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Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
~ William Congreve - [Joy]

 

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