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Quotations by George Farquhar

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.

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.

Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.

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.