Search using one or two keywords and/or an author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain



Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Motivational Quotes
Motivational Quotes  |  Funny Motivational Quotes  |  Search Quotes  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes

I hope you find these Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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


 

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

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

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


Please sign-up for my Free Daily Inspirational Quotes and Insights Email on the form below.

Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


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

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.
- 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

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

I'm called away by particular business -
but I leave my character behind me.
- 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 number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging
for themselves is very small indeed.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be just before you are generous.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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

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

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

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

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

Self-pity is our worst enemy
and if we yield to it,
we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

Small people never learn to be indifferent;
they either envy or pity.
- Anonymous

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Pity may represent little more
than the impersonal concern
which prompts the mailing of a check,
but true sympathy is the personal concern
which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Ice-cream is exquisite - what a pity it isn't illegal.
- Voltaire

She knows as well as anyone that pity,
having played, soon tires.
- Edwin A. Robinson

I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional
reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.
- Ferdinand Mount

Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments.
- Barry Cornwall

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us.
The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
- Andre Maurois

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
- Horace Mann

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their
neck for something they believe,
never know the taste of moral struggle,
and never have the thrill of victory.
- Jonathan Kozol

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state;
infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies;
and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
- David Brainerd

The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul,
angry or gentle.
Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world;
dwell in love,
and then you dwell in God.
- William Law

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

The thing should have plot and character,
beginning, middle and end.
Arouse pity and then have a catharsis.
Those were the best principles I was ever taught.
- Anne Rice

I'm really convinced that our descendants a century
or two from now will look back at us with the same
pity that we have toward the people in the field of
science two centuries ago.
- John Templeton

Sensual excess drives out pity in man.
- Marquis de Sade

Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived.
It is a pity that this is still the only knowledge
of their wives at which some men seem to arrive.
- F. H. Bradley

I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be
at the other end of the stick.
Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.
- Lionel Blue

All who consult on doubtful matters,
should be void of hatred,
friendship, anger, and pity.
- Sallust

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -
deprived himself of the power of living life as it
is without wishing it to become something different.
- John Galsworthy

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are.
What a pity that, when pregnant with him,
his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
- Oriana Fallaci

There is little for the great part of the history of
the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson

I used to think it a pity that her mother rather than
she had not thought of birth control.
- Muriel Spark

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point
should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike,
friendship, anger or pity.
- Sallust

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or
three slight nods of the head,
is pity's small change in general society.
- Charles Dickens

Pity is treason.
- Maximilien Robespierre

Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who
can no longer threaten us!
- Pierre Corneille

Suffering!
We owe to it all that is good in us,
all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity,
we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
- Anatole France

The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue,
pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia,
and fear, are near impotent.
- Edward Dahlberg

Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism,
those petty good feelings, pity and remorse?
- Ivan Turgenev


Thank you for visiting: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes.

Please sign up on the form below to receive my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Motivational Quotes



 


All materials & writings are copyright © Jonathan Lockwood Huie, except for quotes and
other specifically identified material which belong to their respective copyright holders if applicable.
You may read about our disclaimer, privacy policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, copyright policy, and more.