Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

1836 - 1911

A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on duty

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It is my duty, and I will It was their duty, and they did.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The ‘Bab’ Ballads

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on animals, good, names, and science

I'm very good at integral and differential calculus, I know the scientific names of beings animalculous; In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Pirates of Penzance. Act 1.

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on anxiety, language, and lies

When you're lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is taboo'd by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in, without impropriety.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on mistakes and shyness

Ah, pray no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake The Moon and I.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on ideas

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You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

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