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Summary

Richard Brinsley Sheridan was a famous Playwright from Ireland, who lived between October 30, 1751 and July 7, 1816.

Biography

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish born British playwright and politician. His most famous piece is sedekomedien Scandal School, which is also listed in Norway.

Sheridan was born in Dublin, where his father Thomas Sheridan was an actor and director at the Theatre Royal. Mora Frances Sheridan was an author, best known for his novel The Memoirs of Sidney Biddulph.

He received his schooling at the famous boarding school Harrow in London. Having given further studies, he settled in London and began writing for the stage. His comedies were a success, and eventually he bought into a share in Drury Lane Theatre.

Sheridan settled also in politics and was a leading figure in the Whigs party. He entered Parliament in 1780 and stayed until 1812.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Richard, under the main topic Success.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Napoleon Bonaparte, William Hazlitt, Benjamin Disraeli, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Robert Browning, Honore de Balzac, John P. Kennedy, Judah Philip Benjamin

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Famous quotes by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (31)


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"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed"
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"My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!"
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"Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked"
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"There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature"
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"He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts"
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"Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day"
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"You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest"
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"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you"
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"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"
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"Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature"
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"Do thou snatch treasures from my lips, and I'll take kingdoms back from thine"
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"Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike- no bail, no demurrer"
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"'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion"
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"That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously"
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"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!"
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"A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like her daughter to resemble her in"
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"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar"
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"To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief"
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"There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics"
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"The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed"
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"The glorious uncertainty of the law was a thing well known and complained of, by all ignorant people, but all learned gentleman considered it as its greatest excellency"
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"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"
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"Be just before you are generous"
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"I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me"
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"The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed"
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"Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over"
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"Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible"
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"Those that vow the most are the least sincere"


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