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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Dátum narodenia: 30. október 1751
Dátum úmrtia: 7. júl 1816

Richard Brinsley Sheridan bol britský politik.


„Zo všetkých bremien na svete je najťažším bytosť, ktorú sme prestali milovať.“

„Nič nemá na dieťa lepší vplyv, než chvála.“


„Never say more than is necessary.“

„The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.“ The Critic

„Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.“ The School for Scandal

„There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.“ The Critic

„When of a gossiping circle it was asked, "What are they doing?" The answer was, "Swapping lies.“

„A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.“


„Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.“ The Critic

„The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous — licentious — abominable — infernal — Not that I ever read them — no — I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.“ The Critic

„The right honorable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.“ Sheridaniana: Or, Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

„My hair has been in training some time.“


„If to raise malicious smiles at the infirmities or misfortunes of those who have never injured us be the province of wit or humour, Heaven grant me a double portion of dullness.“ The School for Scandal

„Had I a thousand daughters, by Heaven! I'd as soon have them taught the black art as their alphabet!“ The Rivals

„To pity, without the power to relieve, is still more painful than to ask and be denied.“ The School for Scandal

„The heart that is conscious of its own integrity is ever slow to credit another´s treachery.“ The School for Scandal

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