Quotes by Sir Richard Burton

Sir Richard Burton

British explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat

Alive from: 1821-1890

Category: Politics | Poets (Contemporary) | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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    As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
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    False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
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    The fear of some divine and supreme powers, keeps men in obedience.
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    They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
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    Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
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    When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
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