Quotes of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ I own the soft impeachment. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance! ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance! ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman: for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simony, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning; nor will it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments; but… I would send her, at nine years old, to a boarding-school, in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice: then, sir, she would have a supercilious knowledge in accounts, and, as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries: this is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike - no bail, no demurrer. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ He is the very pineapple of politeness! ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ 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. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ I believe there is no sentiment he has such faith in as that charity begins at home" And his, I presume., is of that domestic sort which never stirs abroad at all. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ In all cases of slander currency, whenever the forger of the lie is not to be found, the injured parties should have a right to come on any of the endorsers. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here's to the widow of fifty; Here's to the flaunting, extravagant quean; And here's to the housewife that's thrifty. (Chorus:) Let the toast pass, — Drink to the lass, I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies.". ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies.". ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Here, my dear Lucy, hide these books. Quick, quick! Fling "Peregrine Pickle" under the toilette — throw "Roderick Random" into the closet — put "The Innocent Adultery" into "The Whole Duty of Man"; thrust "Lord Aimworth" under the sofa! cram "Ovid" behind the bolster; there — put "The Man of Feeling" into your pocket… ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Easy writings curse is hard reading. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ He is the very pineapple of politeness! ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ I own the soft impeachment. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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