George Savile Quotes

Born November 11, 1633
Died April 05, 1695

Who on Earth is George Savile?

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, was an English statesman, writer, and politician from the seventeenth century.

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Best Quotes by George Savile

“A fool hath no dialogue within himself; the first thought carrieth him without the reply of a second.”

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“A man that should call every thing by its right name, would hardly pass the streets without being knocked down as a common enemy.”

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“A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.”

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“A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.”

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“A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding, must undergo the danger of trusting.”

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“A wise man will keep his suspicions muzzled, but he will keep them awake.”

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“Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.”

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“Explaining is generally half confessing.”

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“If men considered how many things there are that riches cannot buy, they would not be so fond of them.”

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“If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.”

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“It is a general mistake to think the men we like are good for every thing, and those we do not, good for nothing.”

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“It is ill-manners to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.”

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“Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz. by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer, if they break them.”

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“Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.”

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“Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.”

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“Men take more pains to hide than to mend themselves.”

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“Men that cannot entertain themselves want somebody, though they care for nobody.”

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“Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.”

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“Misspending a man’s time is a kind of self-homicide.”

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“Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them care for.”

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“Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.”

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“Nothing is less forgiven than setting patterns men have no mind to follow.”

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“Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise, than to have always an enemy in his view.”

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“Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.”

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“Our virtues and vices couple with one another, and get children that resemble both their parents.”

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“Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.”

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“The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.”

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“The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.”

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“The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.”

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“They who are of the opinion that money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for money.”

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“When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.”

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