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SIR JOHN VANBRUGH (VANBURGH)
English dramatist and architect
(1664 - 1726)

Custom is the law of fools.
      - [Custom]

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibers, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
      - [Friendship]

If women were humbler, men would be honester.
      - [Women]

Love's like virtue, its own reward.
      - [Love]

True virtue, wheresoever it moves, still carries an intrinsic worth about it.
      - [Virtue]

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiency pays itself.
      - [Virtue]

We gentlemen, whose chariot's roll only upon the four aces, are apt to have a wheel out of order.
      - [Aces]

Let our weakness be what it will, mankind will still be weaker; and whilst there is a world, 'tis woman that will govern it.
      - Provoked Wife (act III) [Women]

We're gaily yet, we're gaily yet,
  And we're not very fow, but we're gaily yet;
    Then set ye awhile, and tipple a bit,
      For we's not very fow, but we're gaily yet.
      - Provoked Wife (act III, sc. 2),
        Song--Colonel Bully [Drinking]

A slighted woman knows no bounds.
      - The Mistake (pt. I, act II, sc. 1) [Women]

Much of a muchness.
      - The Provoked Husband (act I, sc. 1)
        [Proverbial Phrases]


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