George Farquhar ( - April 29, 1707)
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Necessity, the mother of invention
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.
How a little love and good company improves a woman!
When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into / matrimony.
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty
We'll see double the business we normally do today.
If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you