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    William Congreve Quotes

    English dramatist

    Quotes by William Congreve

    • All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
    • Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
    • He that first cries out stop thief, is often he that has stolen the treasure.
      Love for Love (1695)
    • I came upstairs into the world; for I was born in a cellar.
      Love for Love (1695)
    • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
      The Mourning Bride, 1697, act III scene 8
    • Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
      The Mourning Bride, Act 1 Scene 1
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