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Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
by William Congreve

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

Related topics: Anger

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

Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.
- William Congreve

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

 

If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.
- William Congreve

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

Fear comes from uncertainty.
When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness,
we are almost impervious to fear.
- William Congreve

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A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.
- William Congreve

A hungry wolf at all the herd will run,
In hopes, through many, to make sure of one.
- William Congreve

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

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

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye,
nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve

I know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where.
- William Congreve

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant.
- William Congreve

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

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey,
without very mortifying reflections.
- William Congreve

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

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

'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

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

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.
- William Congreve

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

Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.
Security is an insipid thing.
- William Congreve

You are a woman: you must never speak what you think;
your words must contradict your thoughts,
but your actions may contradict your words.
- William Congreve

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal,
according to their ancient custom.
- William Congreve

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

No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not me.
- William Congreve

There is in true beauty, as in courage,
something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
- William Congreve

Beauty is the lover's gift.
- William Congreve

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

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Heaven means to be one with God.
- Confucius

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
- Emily Dickinson

Thy Return is as another Sun to Heaven;
a new Rose blooming in the Garden of the Soul.
- Omar Khayyam

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Love him and let him love you.
Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
- James A. Baldwin

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -
you see, I have friends in both places.
- Mark Twain

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Home interprets heaven.
Home is heaven for beginners.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
- Boethius

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

God did not intend the human family to be wafted to
heaven on flowery beds of ease.
- Frank Knox

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
- Plautus

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln


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