Quotes by Irish authors


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"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed"
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"My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past"
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"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance"
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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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"I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking"
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"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy"
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"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing"
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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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"The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed"
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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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"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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"Those that vow the most are the least sincere"
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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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"I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me"
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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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