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16 Famous Quotes by Colley Cibber
11/6/1671 - 12/11/1757
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Stolen sweets are best.

Thieving Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Rival Fools (act I)

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A weak Invention of the Enemy.

Enemies Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Richard III (act V, sc. 3)

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Stolen sweets are best.

Theft Quotes, by Colley Cibber

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Words are but empty thanks.

Words Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Woman's Wit (act V)

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So mourn'd the dame of Ephesus her Love, And thus the Soldier arm'd with Resolution Told his soft Tale, and was a thriving Wooer.

Wooing Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Richard III (act II, sc. 1), (altered from Shakespeare)

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The will for the deed.

Deeds Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: The Rival Fools (act III)

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The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome Outlives, in fame, the pious fool that rais'd it.

Fame Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Richard III (act III, sc. 1)

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Now, by St. Paul, the work goes bravely on.

Success Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Richard III (act III, sc. 1)

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This business will never hold water.

Business Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not (act IV)

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As good be out of the World as out of the Fashion.

Fashion Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Love's Last Shift (act II)

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I've lately had two spiders Crawling upon my startled hopes-- Now though thy friendly hand has brushed 'em from me, Yet still they crawl offensive to mine eyes: I would have some kind friend to tread upon 'em.

Spiders Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Richard III (act IV, sc. 2), (altered)

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Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid, . . . thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.

Tea Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Lady's Last Stake (act I, sc. 1)

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Persuasion tips his tongue whene'er he talks.

Talk Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Parody of Pope's lines

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Old houses mended, Cost little less than new, before they're ended.

Architecture Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: Prologue to the Double Gallant (l. 15)

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Oh, say! what is that thing call'd light, Which I must ne'er enjoy? What are the blessings of the sight? Oh, tell your poor blind boy!

Blindness Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: The Blind Boy

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Losers must have leave to speak.

Loss Quotes, by Colley Cibber , Source: The Rival Fools (act I, l. 17)

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