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Colley Cibber Quotes





Cost little less than new before they're ended.
 

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
 

Possession is eleven points in the law.
[Law]
 

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
 

That same face of yours looks like the title-page to a whole volume of roguery.
 

Thou strange piece of wild nature!
 

When we are conscious of the least comparative merit in ourselves, we should take as much care to conceal the value we set upon it as if it were a real defect; to be elated or vain upon it is showing your money before people in want.
[Vanity]
 

Who fears to offend takes the first step to please.
 

You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.