W. S. Gilbert

British Librettist

Lived from: 1836-1911

Quotes: W. S. Gilbert

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    And I am right, And you are right, And all is right as right can be.
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    Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.
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    I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
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    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
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    I love my fellow creatures - I do all the good I can - yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
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    In enterprise of martial kind, when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind - he found it less exciting.
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    It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
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    Matrimonial devotion doesn't seem to suit her notion.
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    My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.
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    No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
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    The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
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    Things are seldom what they seem.
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    You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself; and how little I deserve it.
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    Down went the owners - greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
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