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William Congreve Quotes
Brief author info: William Congreve (1670-1729) English playwright.
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Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand.
O, she is the antidote to desire.
Music has Charms to soothe a savage Breast.
No mask like open truth to cover lies, As to go naked is the best disguise.
Marriage indeed may qualify the fury of his passion, but it very rarely mends a man's manners.
Women, like flames, have a destroying power, Ne'er to be quenched till they themselves devour.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, somewhat which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
If happiness in self-content is placed, The wise are wretched, and fools only blessed.
Courtship to marriage is as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Defer not till to-morrow to be wise, Tomorrows sun to thee may never rise.
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