William Congreve

1670 - 1729

A Quote by William Congreve on atheism, lawyers, poets, and women

Turn pimp, flatterer, quack, lawyer, parson, be chaplain to an atheist, or stallion to an old woman, anything but a poet; for a poet is worse, more servile, timorous and fawning than any I have named.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

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A Quote by William Congreve on art

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Thou art a retailer of phrases, and dost deal in remnants of remnants.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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A Quote by William Congreve on hatred, hell, love, and women

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

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: Act iii. Sc. 8.

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A Quote by William Congreve

Careless she is with artful care, Affecting to seem unaffected.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: Amoret

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A Quote by William Congreve on desires

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O, she is the antidote to desire.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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A Quote by William Congreve on blessings, deed, reward, and virtue

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,  And though late, a sure reward succeeds.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Mourning Bride. Act v. Sc. 12.

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A Quote by William Congreve on country

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I nauseate walking; 'tis a country diversion, I loathe the country.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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A Quote by William Congreve on kiss

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O fie, miss, you must not kiss and tell.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: Love for Love, 1695

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A Quote by William Congreve

Thou liar of the first magnitude.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: Love for Love, 1695

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A Quote by William Congreve on ambition, love, and mind

Love's but a frailty of the mind, When 'tis not with ambition joined.

William Congreve (1670 - 1729)

Source: The Way of the World, 1700

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