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George Farquhar Quotes





Captain is a good travelling name and so I take it.
 

Charming women can true converts make, We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
 

Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
 

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

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

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

Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
 

Necessity is the mother of invention.
[Necessity]
 

Necessity, the mother of invention.
 

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
 

Spare all I have, and take my life.
 

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
[Poverty]
 

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

Those who know the least obey the best.
 

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.
 

We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
 

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

Women never truly command, till they have given their promise to obey; and they are never in more danger of being made slaves, than when the men are at their feet.