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Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Believe that story false that ought not to be true. Believe that story false that ought not to be true.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Mr. Speaker. I said the honorable member was a liar it is true and I am sorry for it. The honorable member may place the punctuation where he pleases. Mr. Speaker. I said the honorable member was a liar it is true and I am sorry for it. The honorable member may place the punctuation where he pleases.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: As there are three of us come on purpose for the game, you won't be so cantankerous as to spoil the party by sitting out. As there are three of us come on purpose for the game, you won't be so cantankerous as to spoil the party by sitting out.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: An aspersion upon my parts of speech! An aspersion upon my parts of speech!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: A progeny of learning. A progeny of learning.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Whena scandalousstory isbelieved againstone, thereis certainly no comfort like the conscience of having deserved it. Whena scandalousstory isbelieved againstone, thereis certainly no comfort like the conscience of having deserved it.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Prudence, like experience, must be paid for. Prudence, like experience, must be paid for.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: A man may think an untruth as well as speak one. A man may think an untruth as well as speak one.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future. We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature. Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I had rather follow you to your grave than see you owe your life to any but a regular-bred physician. I had rather follow you to your grave than see you owe your life to any but a regular-bred physician.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: An oyster may be crossed in love. An oyster may be crossed in love.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands! My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful. Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Never say more than is necessary. Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me. I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day. Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope? No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked. Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I loved him for himself alone. I loved him for himself alone.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies. When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I was struck all on a heap. I was struck all on a heap.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile. She's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: There 's nothing like being used to a thing. There 's nothing like being used to a thing.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Believe not each accusing tongue, As most weak persons do; But still believe that story wrong, Which ought not to be true! Believe not each accusing tongue,
As most weak persons do;
But still believe that story wrong,
Which ought not to be true!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Many a wretch has rid on a hurdle who has done less mischief than utterers of forged tales, coiners of scandal, and clippers of reputation. Many a wretch has rid on a hurdle who has done less mischief than utterers of forged tales, coiners of scandal, and clippers of reputation.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: The silver ore of pure charity is an expensive article in the catalogue of a man's good qualities. The silver ore of pure charity is an expensive article in the catalogue of a man's good qualities.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: A readiness to resent injuries is a virtue only in those who are slow to injure. A readiness to resent injuries is a virtue only in those who are slow to injure.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Nothing keeps me in such awe as perfect beauty; now, there is something consoling and encouraging in ugliness. Nothing keeps me in such awe as perfect beauty; now, there is something consoling and encouraging in ugliness.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Humanity always becomes a conqueror. Humanity always becomes a conqueror.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in. A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: There needs no small degree of address to gain the reputation of benevolence without incurring the expense. There needs no small degree of address to gain the reputation of benevolence without incurring the expense.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Satires and lampoons on particular people circulate more by giving copies in confidence to the friends of the parties, than by printing them. Satires and lampoons on particular people circulate more by giving copies in confidence to the friends of the parties, than by printing them.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip But where my own did hope to sip. I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip But where my own did hope to sip.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance! An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: -'tis an old observation, and a very true one; but what's to be done, as I said before? how will you prevent people from talking? ... -'tis an old observation, and a very true one; but what's to be done, as I said before? how will you prevent people from talking? ...
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: 'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion. 'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: The throne we honour is the people's choice. The throne we honour is the people's choice.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Though I never scruple a lie to serve my Master, it hurts one's conscience to be found out! Though I never scruple a lie to serve my Master, it hurts one's conscience to be found out!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Our memories are independent of our wills. Our memories are independent of our wills.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I am compliance itself - when I am not thwarted; - no one more easily led - when I have my own way. I am compliance itself - when I am not thwarted; - no one more easily led - when I have my own way.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I hate to see prudence clinging to the green suckers of youth; 'tis like ivy round a sapling, and spoils the growth of the tree. I hate to see prudence clinging to the green suckers of youth; 'tis like ivy round a sapling, and spoils the growth of the tree.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics. Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer. Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief. To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: For in religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere. For in religion as in friendship, they who profess most are ever the least sincere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: He is the very pineapple of politeness! He is the very pineapple of politeness!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed. The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I ne'er could any luster seeIn eyes that would not look on me. I ne'er could any luster seeIn eyes that would not look on me.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning. I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: I own the soft impeachment. I own the soft impeachment.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Happiness is an exotic of celestial birth. Happiness is an exotic of celestial birth.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Wit loses its point when dipped in malice. Wit loses its point when dipped in malice.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan quotes: Alas! the devil's sooner raised than laid. Alas! the devil's sooner raised than laid.