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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Irish,  Playwright
Total Quotes : 26
Lips Take Kingdoms

Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Certainly Physically

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Grow Will Terms

Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Generous Just Before

Be just before you are generous.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Begin Aversion Safest

'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Alike His Binds

Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Politics More Conscience

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Abuse Always Sure

For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Gardening Over Works

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Mother Tongue Her

A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Know Principal Interest

You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Thought Uncle About

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 Brinsley Sheridan

Character Behind Away

I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Witty Being Possibility

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Law Ignorant People

The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Nature Abuse Never

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Sincere Most Least

Those that vow the most are the least sincere.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Agreeable Mild Same Time

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Rising Deal About

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Same How Anyway

I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it.

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan