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William Congreve Quotes and Sayings

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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

 

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

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

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

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Beauty is the lover's gift.
- William Congreve

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

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
- 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 know that's a secret, for it's whispered every where.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

You are the music while the music lasts.
- T. S. Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
- Mickey Hart

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

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy

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

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy,
and when I make music I always hope it will have the
same effect on whoever listens to it.
- Aaron Carter

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

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

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

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

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

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

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

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

All music is beautiful.
- Billy Strayhorn

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

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley


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