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George Farquhar Quotes

(1677-1707), Irish Playwright

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.

Category: Adventure

I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.

Category: Crime And Criminals

When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into -- matrimony.

Category: Marriage

Money is the sinews of love, as of war.

Category: Money

Those who know the least obey the best.

Category: Obedience

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.

Category: Poetry And Poets

There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.

Category: Poverty And The Poor

I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.

Category: Ridicule

Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst.

Category: Swearing

We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.

Category: Teachers And Teaching

Observe this, that tho a woman swear, forswear, lie, dissemble, back-bite, be proud, vain, malicious, anything, if she secures the main chance, she's still virtuous; that's a maxim.

Category: Women