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"John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket."
Clifford Longley
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes
An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Easy writings curse is hard reading.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

He is the very pineapple of politeness!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Here is the whole set! a character dead at every word.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I mean, the question actors most often get asked is how they can bear saying the same things over and over again, night after night, but God knows the answer to that is, don't we all anyway; might as well get paid for it.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.
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

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Those that vow the most are the least sincere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Type:
Writer
Date of Birth:
1751-10-30
Year of Death:
1816
Nationality:
Irish
 

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