Quotations by Sheridan, Richard Brinsley


When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish dramatist, satirist, politician
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There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish dramatist, satirist, politician
The Critic Act I, sc. i (1779)
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The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish dramatist, satirist, politician
The Critic, Act I, sc. ii (1779)
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Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish dramatist, satirist, politician
The Critic, act II, sc. i (1779)
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There is no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature; the malice in a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) Irish dramatist, satirist, politician
The School for Scandal, Act 1 (1777)
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