Though marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools.
William Congreve (1670 - 1729)
Source: The Double Dealer, 1694
Contributed by: Zaady
Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.
Source: The Old Bachelor, act v. sc. 1.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. By magic numbers and persuasive sound.
Source: The Mourning Bride. Act i. Sc. 1.
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which , to admire, we should not understand.
Source: Love for Love, 1695
She likes herself, yet others hates For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises.
Retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, Tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
Source: Letter to Cobham.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing, though the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase.
It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of human kind.
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