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Music has charms to sooth a savage breast,
by William Congreve

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

Related topics: Music

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

Beauty is the lover's gift.
- William Congreve

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

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

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

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

No, I'm no enemy to learning; it hurts not 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

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.

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
- Jean Paul

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die.
- Paul Simon

But when you get music and words together,
that can be a very powerful thing.
- Bryan Ferry

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

When words leave off, music begins.
- Heinrich Heine

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
- Thomas Fuller

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
- Lao Tzu

I think music in itself is healing.
It's an explosive expression of humanity.
It's something we are all touched by.
No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
- Billy Joel

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.
- Karl Lagerfeld

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Any good music must be an innovation.
- Les Baxter

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

One good thing about music, when it hits you,
you feel no pain.
- Bob Marley

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
- Billy Sheehan


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