The Right Honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)
Source: Speech in reply to Mr. Dundas. Sheridaniana.
Contributed by: Zaady
Here's to the charmer whose dimples we prize; Now to the maid who has none, sir; Here's to the girl with a pair of blue eyes, And here's to the nymph with but one, sir.
Source: The School for Scandal
Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here's to the widow of fifty; Here's to the flaunting, extravagant queen; And here's to the housewife that's thrifty. Let the toast pass,- Drink to the lass, I'll warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.
Source: The School for Scandal. Act iii. Sc. 3.
Tale-bearers are as bad as tale-makers.
My valor is certainly going!-it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Source: The Rivals
A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.
Source: The Rivals. Act iii. Sc. 1.
A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,-by deeds, not years.
Source: Pizarro. Act iv. Sc. 1.
It was an amiable weakness.
Source: The School for Scandal. Act v. Sc. 1.
There is no trusting appearances.
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