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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Richard B. Sheridan
 
  Men seldom think deeply on subjects on which they have no choice of opinion: they are fearful of encountering obstacles to their faith (as in religion), and so are content with the surface.
Richard B. Sheridan.    
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  In marriage if you possess anything very good, it makes you eager to get everything else good of the same sort.
Richard B. Sheridan.    
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  The Right Honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard B. Sheridan.    
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  Satires and lampoons on particular people circulate more by giving copies in confidence to the friends of the parties than by printing them.
Richard B. Sheridan.    
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  In all cases of slander currency, whenever the forger of the lie is not to be found, the injured parties should have a right to come on any of the indorsers.
Richard B. Sheridan.    
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  Although no man can command his conviction, I have ever considered a deliberate disposition to make proselytes to infidelity as an unaccountable depravity. Whoever attempts to pluck the belief or the prejudice on this subject, style it which he will, from the bosom of one man, woman, or child, commits a brutal outrage, the motives for which I have never been able to trace or conceive.
Richard B. Sheridan: Speech in the H. of C. on the French Revolution.    
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