Richard Sheridan Quotes

Found 66 quotes by Richard Sheridan .
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"There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature; the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick" Richard Sheridan
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"Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last." Richard Sheridan
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Knowledge    Libraries   

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"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed" Richard Sheridan
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"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar" Richard Sheridan
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"Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with" Richard Sheridan
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People   

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"When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies." Richard Sheridan
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Gossip    Lies And Lying   

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"He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts." Richard Sheridan
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Facts    Memory   

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"Those that vow the most are the least sincere." Richard Sheridan
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Sincerity   

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"The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts" Richard Sheridan
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Facts   

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"A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in" Richard Sheridan
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Mother   

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"I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me." Richard Sheridan
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Business    Irish Playwright   

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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; and I thought it my duty to do so." Richard Sheridan
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Earth    Widowhood   

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"Easy writing's curse is hard reading." Richard Sheridan
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"He is the very pineapple of politeness!" Richard Sheridan
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Manners    Politeness   

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"You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing's curst hard reading" Richard Sheridan
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"Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics" Richard Sheridan
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Politics   

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"If it is abuse, why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or anoth" Richard Sheridan
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Abuse   

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"I had rather follow you to your grave than see you owe your life to any but a regular - bred physician" Richard Sheridan
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Life   

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

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"Be just before you are generous" Richard Sheridan
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Generous   

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"Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy." Richard Sheridan
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