Quotes by George Farquhar

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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.
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.
Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst.
We love the precepts for the teacher's sake.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
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.