George Farquhar

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.

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

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.

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

Money is the sinews of love, as of war.

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.

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

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

'Tis a strange thing, Sam, that among us people can't agree the whole week, because they go different ways upon Sundays.

We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.

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.

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

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