Music hath charm to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
– William Congreve
- Music has charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak. – William Congreve
- Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I’d try a revolver first. – Josh Billings
- . . . music oft hath such a charm to make bad good and good provoke to harm. – William Shakespeare
- The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. – William Shakespeare
- When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away? – Oliver Goldsmith
- For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast. – Francis Bacon
- Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music. – Wolfgang Amadeus
- Who pleases one against his will. – William Congreve
- Beauty is the lover’s gift. – William Congreve
- One of love’s April-fools. – William Congreve
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