Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1751 - 1816

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 garden

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Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: To a young lady. Attrib. in The Perfect Hostess

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on attitude, heart, ideas, justice, men, mercy, mind, pride, and purity

Justice-august and pure, the abstract idea of all that would be perfect in the spirits and the inspirations of men!-where the mind rises; where the heart expands; where the countenance is ever placid and benign; where her favorite attitude is to stoop to the unfortunate; to hear their cry and to help them; to rescue and relieve; to succor and save; majestic, from its mercy; venerable, from its Lutility; uplifted, without pride; firm without obduracy; beneficent in each preference; lovely, though in her frown!

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

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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 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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