Richard Sheridan Quotes

22 Richard Sheridan quotes:

"That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously."
"Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over."
"He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Memory Quotes Facts Quotes
"My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!"
"There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Envy Quotes Irish Playwright Quotes
"I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Business Quotes Irish Playwright Quotes
"An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Fathers Quotes
"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."
"Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Be just before you are generous"
"When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies."
"I wish sir, you would practice this without me. I can't stay dying here all night"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature; the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"I had rather follow you to your grave than see you owe your life to any but a regular - bred physician"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman: for instance, I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or algebra, or simony, or fluxions, or paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning; nor will it be necessary for her to handle any of your mathematical, astronomical, diabolical instruments; but... I would send her, at nine years old, to a boarding-school, in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice: then, sir, she would have a supercilious knowledge in accounts, and, as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries: this is what I would have a woman know; and I don't think there is a superstitious article in it."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Learning Quotes
"Those that vow the most are the least sincere."
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Sincerity Quotes
"Easy writings curse is hard reading."
"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"
Author: Sheridan Quotes Category: Law Quotes

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