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'Tis safest in matrimony to begin with a little aversion.

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, The Rivals

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

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, The Rivals

Many a wretch has rid on a hurdle who has done less mischief than these utterers of forged tales, coiners of scandal, and clippers of reputation.

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, The School for Scandal

A tale of scandal is as fatal to the credit of a prudent lady of her stamp, as a fever is generally to those of the strongest constitutions. But there is a sort of puny, sickly reputation, that is always ailing, yet will outlive the robuster character of a hundred prudes.

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, The School for Scandal

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 endorsers.

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, attributed, Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay

Though I never scruple a lie to serve my Master, it hurts one's conscience to be found out!

RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN, The Rivals


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