richard brinsley sheridan Quotes

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes

Date of Death: 1816-07-07 (Sunday, July 7th, 1816)

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London s Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.Friday, February 24th, 1804

Quotes

    • An apothecary should never be out of spirits.
    • Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike-no bail, no demurrer.
    • A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,-by deeds, not years.
    • You write with ease to show your breeding, But easy writing's curst hard reading.
    • An oyster may be crossed in love.
    • The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
    • 'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
    • A progeny of learning.
    • Never say more than is necessary.
    • I know you are laughing in your sleeve.
    • He is the very pineapple of politeness!
    • If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!
    • As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.
    • Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.
    • No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don't become a young woman.
    • You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?
    • The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands; we should only spoil it by trying to explain it.
    • My valor is certainly going!-it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palm of my hands!
    • I own the soft impeachment.
    • Through all the drama-whether damned or not- Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot.
    • I ne'er could any luster see In eyes that would not look on me.
    • I loved him for himself alone.
    • A bumper of good liquor Will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar.
    • Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
    • Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.
    • You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page, where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
    • You had no taste when you married me.
    • Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here's to the widow of fifty; Here's to the flaunting, extravegant quean, And here's to the housewife that's thrifty. Let the toast pass- Drink to the lass; I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.
    • An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance.
    • Be just before you're generous.
    • There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
    • The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous - licentious - abominable - infernal - Not that I ever read them-no-I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.
    • Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!
    • A practitioner in panegyric, or, to speak more plainly, a professor of the art of puffing.
    • The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.
    • Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
    • I wish, sir, you would practice this without me. I can't stay dying here all night.
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