Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes

Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.

 
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Born: October 30, 1751
  • Died: July 7, 1816
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Profession: Playwright

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan was an Irish satirist, a playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna, and A Trip to Scarborough. He was also a Whig MP for 32 years in the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807), and Ilchester (1807–1812). He is buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. His plays remain a central part of the canon and are regularly performed worldwide.