William Congreve was an English playwright and poet.
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“If this be not love, it is madness, and then it is pardonable.”
“He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views”
“Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd”
“Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.”
“Careless she is with artful care, / Affecting to seem unaffected.”
“In hours of bliss we oft have met:They could not always last;And though the present I regret,I'm grateful for the past.”
“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”
“You are a woman:- you must never speak what you think; your-words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may-contradict your words”
“Wit must be foiled by wit : cut a diamond with a diamond”
“A little disdain is not amiss; a little scorn is alluring.”
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