Irish Dramatist and Playwright
"Ambition is our idol, on whose wings great minds are carry'd only to extreme; to be sublimely great, or to be nothing."
"An oath is a recognizance to heaven, binding us over in the courts above to plead to the indictment of our crimes."
"When guilt is in its blush of infancy, it trembles in a tenderness of shame; and the first eye that pierces through the veil that hides the secret brings it to the face."
"Words may be counterfeit, false coined, and current only from the tongue, without the mind; but passion is in the soul, and always speaks the heart."