Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

1836 - 1911

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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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on ancestry, atoms, family, and pride

I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: The Mikado

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on good

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I am the Captain of the Pinafore ; And a right good captain too! . . . . And I'm never, never sick at sea! What, never? No, never! What never? Hardly ever! He's hardly ever sick at sea! Then give three cheers, and one cheer more, For the hardy Captain of the Pinafore!

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: H.M.S. Pinafore

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A Quote by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert on life

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Oh, don't the days seem lank and long When all goes right and nothing goes wrong, And isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at!

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836 - 1911)

Source: Princess Ida

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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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