51 Total Quotes

Richard Sheridan Quotes

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 Sheridan
#Temper

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.
Richard Sheridan
#Irish Playwright #Envy

My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Richard Sheridan
#Coward And Cowardice

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed
Richard Sheridan
#Fatigue

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
Richard Sheridan
#Fathers

I wish sir, you would practice this without me. I can't stay dying here all night
Richard Sheridan
#Night

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
Richard Sheridan
#Irish Playwright

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 Sheridan
#Acting And Actors

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 Sheridan
#Law

There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature; the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick
Richard Sheridan
#Nature

Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.
Richard Sheridan
#Knowledge #Libraries

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously.
Richard Sheridan
#Age And Aging #Man

You know it is not in my Interest to pay the Principal; nor is it my Principal to pay the Interest
Richard Sheridan
#Interest

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

When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.
Richard Sheridan
#Gossip #Lies And Lying

He is the very pineapple of politeness!
Richard Sheridan
#Manners #Politeness

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker Than justice, judge, or vicar
Richard Sheridan
#Justice

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics
Richard Sheridan
#Politics

Our ancestors are very good kind of folks; but they are the last people I should choose to have a visiting acquaintance with
Richard Sheridan
#People

He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Sheridan
#Memory #Facts

The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts
Richard Sheridan
#Facts

Those that vow the most are the least sincere.
Richard Sheridan
#Sincerity

I'm called away by particular business - but I leave my character behind me.
Richard Sheridan
#Irish Playwright #Business