Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes

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Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.

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Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.

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Be just before you are generous.

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Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.

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Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.

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Death's a debt

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Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.

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A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.

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For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!

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He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.

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I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway

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I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.

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I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.

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Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

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A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in.

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There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed

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You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading.

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You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.

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Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

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To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.

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'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.

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My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!

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There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.

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Pity those who nature abuses

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There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.

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The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.

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The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.

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The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.

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That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.

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Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.

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Those that vow the most are the least sincere.

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