Richard Sheridan Quotes

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It is not so easy to forget.
— Richard Sheridan

memory

Be just, before you're generous.
— Richard Sheridan
Never say more than is necessary.
— Richard Sheridan
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
— Richard Sheridan
'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.
— Richard Sheridan
A life spent worthily should be measured by deeds, not years.
— Richard Sheridan
They only babble who practice not reflection. I shall think; and thought is silence.
— Richard Sheridan
You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.
— Richard Sheridan

credit

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.
— Richard Sheridan
The right honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
— Richard Sheridan

memory

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.

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