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See how the Fates their gifts allot. For A is happy - B is not. Yet B is worthy, I dare say, Of more prosperity than A.
- W. S. Gilbert | Fate and Destiny Quotes
Darwinian Man, though well-behaved, At best is only a monkey shaved!
- W. S. Gilbert | Homo Sapiens Quotes
Did nothing in particular, and did it very well.
- W. S. Gilbert | Idleness Quotes
As innocent as a new-laid egg.
- W. S. Gilbert | Innocence Quotes
And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
- W. S. Gilbert | Law and Lawyers Quotes
You've no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself - and how little I deserve it.
- W. S. Gilbert | Opinion Quotes
You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance.
- W. S. Gilbert | Pride Quotes
When every blessed thing you have is made of silver, or of gold, you long for simple pewter.
- W. S. Gilbert | Other Side Quotes
No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have - and I think he's a dirty little beast.
- W. S. Gilbert | Vices and Foibles Quotes
Did nothing in particular And did it very well.
- W. S. Gilbert | Action Quotes
Things are seldom what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as cream.
- W. S. Gilbert | Appearance Quotes
Of that there is no manner of doubt - No probable, possible shadow of doubt - No possible doubt whatever.
- W. S. Gilbert | Doubt Quotes
He did nothing in particular, And did it very well.
- W. S. Gilbert | Efficiency Quotes
For he might have been a Rooshian A French or Turk or Proosian, Or perhaps Italian. But in spite of all temptations To belong to other nations, He remains an Englishman.
- W. S. Gilbert | England Quotes
As innocent as a new-laid egg.
- W. S. Gilbert | Innocence Quotes
A source of innocent merriment! Of innocent merriment.
- W. S. Gilbert | Merriment Quotes
Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight and a midshipmate And the crew of the captain's gig.
- W. S. Gilbert | Navigation Quotes
Now landsmen all, whoever you may be, If you want to rise to the top of the tree. If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool, Be careful to be guided by this golden rule - Stick close to your desks and never go to to sea, And you may all be Rulers of the Queen's Navee.
- W. S. Gilbert | Navy Quotes
I am not fond of uttering platitudes In stained-glass attitudes.
- W. S. Gilbert | Oratory Quotes
I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
- W. S. Gilbert | Party Quotes
I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
- W. S. Gilbert | Politics Quotes
My object all sublime I shall achieve in time - To let the punishment fit the crime.
- W. S. Gilbert | Punishment Quotes
And so do his sisters and his cousins and his aunts! His sisters and his cousins Whom he reckons up by dozens, And his aunts!
- W. S. Gilbert | Relative Quotes
If you wish in this world to advance Your merits you're bound to enhance; You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.
- W. S. Gilbert | Self-Praise Quotes
Perhaps if you address the lady Most politely, most politely, Flatter and impress the lady Most politely, most politely, Humbly beg and humbly sue, She may deign to look on you.
- W. S. Gilbert | Wooing Quotes


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