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11 Famous Quotes by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
10/30/1751 - 7/7/1816
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The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed

Fatigue Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Steal!--to be sure they may; and egad, serve your best thoughts as gypsies do stolen children, disfigure them to make 'em pass for their own.

Plagiarism Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: The Critic (act I, sc. 1)

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

Pen Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: Clio's Protest, see Moore's "Life of Sheridan", vol. I, p. 55

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

Libraries Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: The Rivals (act I, sc. 2)

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

Modesty Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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An oyster may be crossed in love! Who says A whale's a bird?--Ha! did you call my love?-- He's here! He's there! he's everywhere! An me! he's nowhere!

Oysters Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: The Critic--A Tragedy Rehearsed (act III, sc. 1)

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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.

Toasts Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: School for Scandal (act III, sc. 3, song)

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I own the soft impeachment.

Confession Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: The Rivals (act V, sc. 3)

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Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two!

Linguists Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: The Critic (act I, sc. 2)

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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.

Charity Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Source: School for Scandal (act V, sc. 1)

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Nay, but Jack, such eyes! such eyes! so innocently wild! so bashfully irresolute! Not a glance but speaks and kindles some thought of love! Then, Jack, her cheeks! her cheeks, Jack! so deeply blushing at the insinuations of her tell-tale eyes! Then, Jack, her lips! O, Jack, lips smiling at their own discretion! and, if not smiling, more sweetly pouting -- more lovely in sullenness! Then, Jack, her neck! O, Jack, Jack!

All about love Quotes, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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