Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751 - 1816

A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Too civil by half.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 4.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on anticipation, future, mind, past, and people

We will not anticipate the past; so mind, young people,-our retrospection will be all to the future.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on agreement

Where they do agree on the stage, their unanimity is wonderful.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

While his off-heel, insidiously aside, Provokes the caper which he seems to chide.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: Pizarro. The Prologue.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

You are not like Cerberus, three gentlemen at once, are you?

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on women

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No caparisons, miss, if you please. Caparisons don't become a young woman.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on hope and scandal

No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on acquaintance, ancestry, good, kindness, and people

Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on art, inventions, necessity, and parenthood

Sheer necessity,-the proper parent of an art so nearly allied to invention.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on children

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.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 1.

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