W.S. Gilbert Quotes

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W.S. Gilbert Quotes

After many unhappy experiments in the direction of an ideal Republic, it was found that what may be described as a Despotism tempered by Dynamite provides, on the whole, the most satisfactory description of ruler - an autocrat who dares not abuse his autocratic power.
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Oh, dry the glistening tear that dues that marshal cheek
Thy loving childern here in them thy comfort seek
With sympathetic care their arms around the creep,
For oh they can not bear to see their father weep

— W.S. Gilbert

It's love that makes the world go round.

— W.S. Gilbert

The meaning doesn't matter if it's only idle chatter of a transcendental kind.

— W.S. Gilbert

I am an acquired taste.

— W.S. Gilbert

There was an old man of St. Bees,
Who was stung in the arm by a wasp;
When they asked, "Does it hurt?"
He replied, "No, it doesn't,
But I thought all the while 'twas a Hornet.

— W.S. Gilbert

Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space

— W.S. Gilbert

Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?

— W.S. Gilbert

So I fell in love with a rich attorney's
Elderly ugly daughter.

— W.S. Gilbert

Life's perhaps the only riddle That we shrink from giving up.

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Utopia's quite another land;
In her enterprising movements,
She is England
with improvements

— W.S. Gilbert

All bayonets are bad.

— W.S. Gilbert

I see no objection to stoutness, in moderation.

— W.S. Gilbert

I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical.

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It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.

— W.S. Gilbert

In all the woes that curse our race there is a lady in the case.

— W.S. Gilbert

I shall carry to the Catacombs of Age,
Photographically lined
On the tablet of my mind

— W.S. Gilbert

The Law is the true embodiment of everything that's excellent; it has no kind of fault or flaw and I, my Lords, embody the Law.

— W.S. Gilbert

A man is but an ass
Who fights in a cuirass

— W.S. Gilbert

The privilege and pleasure That we treasure beyond measure Is to run on little errands for the Ministers of State.

— W.S. Gilbert

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