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16 Famous Quotes by William S. Gilbert

As innocent as a new-laid egg.

Innocence Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Engaged (act I)

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Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight and a midshipmite And the crew of the captain's gig.

Navigation Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Yarn of the "Nancy Bell"

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Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream.

Appearance Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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My object all sublime I shall achieve in time-- To let the punishment fit the crime.

Punishment Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Mikado

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If you wish in this world to advance your merits you're bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or, trust me, you haven't a chance.

Merit Quotes, by William S. Gilbert

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As innocent as a new-laid egg.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Engaged (act I)

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Something lingering with boiling oil in it . . . something humorous but lingering--with either boiling oil or melted lead.

Punishment Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Mikado

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Oh! to be wafted away From this black Aceldama of sorrow, Where the dust of an earthy to-day Makes the earth of a dusty to-morrow.

Tomorrow Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Heart-Foam

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Now landsmen all, whoever you may be, If you want to rise to the top of the tree, If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool, Be careful to be guided by this golden rule-- Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be Rulers of the Queen's Navee.

Navy Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking of myself at all.

Voting Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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Bad language or abuse I never, never use, Whatever the emergency; Though "Bother it" I may Occasionally say, I never never use a big, big D.

Swearing Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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Though "Bother it" I may Occasionally say, I never never use a big, big, D.

Swearing Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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I wasn't born with enough middle fingers.

Swearing Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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Then they began to sing That extremely lovely thing, "Scherzando! ma non troppo, ppp."

Singing Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Bab Ballads--Story of Prince Agib

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For she is such a smart little craft, Such a neat little, sweet little craft-- Such a bright little, Tight little, Slight little, Light little, Trim little, slim little craft!

Ships Quotes, by William S. Gilbert , Source: Ruddigore

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Life is made up of interruptions.

Life Quotes, by William S. Gilbert

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