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Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes and Sayings

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A fluent tongue is the only thing a mother don't like
her daughter to resemble her in.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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

He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his
imagination for his facts.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's
breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
- 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

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

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You write with ease to show your breeding,
but easy writing's curst hard reading.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Do thou snatch treasures from my lips,
and I'll take kingdoms back from thine.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

You know it is not my interest to pay the principal,
or my principal to pay the interest.
- 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

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

'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Death's a debt; his mandamus binds all alike-
no bail,
no demurrer.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging
for themselves is very small indeed.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

Be just before you are generous.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice,
judge, or vicar.
- 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

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

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

I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there,
once or twice a year.
- Natalie Portman

I unfortunately don't speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English,
which really reflects rather badly on me.
- Sean Connery

I am just like 99% of my friends in France,
who say on their resume they can speak fluent English.
In reality, they can't even count up to three.
- Greg Akcelrod

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language.
- Buck Henry

I'd love to go to art school.
I'd love to learn how to draw.
I'd love to be fluent in Spanish.
I'd like to be a brain surgeon.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

The mare set off for home with the speed of a swallow,
and going as smoothly and silently.
I never had dreamed of such a motion,
fluent and graceful, and ambient, soft as the breeze
flitting over the flowers,
but swift as the summer lightening.
- Richard Blackmore

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Actions speak louder than words.
- Proverb

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

It is the province of knowledge to speak,
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Always speak the truth,
think before you speak,
and write it down afterwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Do not save your loving speeches
For your friends till they are dead;
Do not write them on their tombstones,
Speak them rather now instead.
- Anna Cummins

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Architecture should speak of its time and place,
but yearn for timelessness.
- Frank Gehry

My buildings don't speak in words but by means of their own spaciousness.
- Thom Mayne

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

The Internet is not just one thing, it's a collection of things -
of numerous communications networks that all speak
the same digital language.
- Jim Clark

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
- Julia Morgan

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

I know many writers who first dictate passages,
then polish what they have dictated.
I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.
- Edward Koch

If the laws could speak for themselves,
they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
- Lord Halifax


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