Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751 - 1816

A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on facts, honor, imagination, and memory

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.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The School for Scandal

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The School for Scandal. Act iii. Sc. 3.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Tale-bearers are as bad as tale-makers.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

My valor is certainly going!-it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out, as it were, at the palms of my hands!

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on knowledge and libraries

A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

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

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on deed and life

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A life spent worthily should be measured by a nobler line,-by deeds, not years.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: Pizarro. Act iv. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on weakness

It was an amiable weakness.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The School for Scandal. Act v. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on trust

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There is no trusting appearances.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The School for Scandal

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