William Cecil Burleigh Quotes

Who is William Cecil Burleigh?

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley was an English statesman in the 16th century and the chief adviser of Queen Elizabeth I.

Born September 13, 1520
Died August 04, 1598

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Best 9 Quotes by William Cecil Burleigh

“A man can buy nothing in the market with gentility.”

“Don't borrow money from a neighbor or a friend, but of a stranger where, paying for it you shall hear of it no more.”

“England can never be ruined except by a Parliament.”

“Gravity must be natural and simple; there must be urbanity and tenderness in it. A man must not formalize on everything. He who does so is a fool; and a grave fool is, perhaps, more injurious than a light fool.”

“I advise thee not to affect or neglect popularity too much. Seek not to be Essex; shun to be Raleigh.”

“Old age is the outpatient department of purgatory.”

“Praise your children openly, reprove them secretly.”

“Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.”

“Win hearts, and you have all men's hands and purses.”

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