Quotes by Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

British courtier, writer

Alive from: 1552-1618

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.
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    Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
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    Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred.
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    But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
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    Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
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    He that doth not as other men do, but endeavoureth that which ought to be done, shall thereby rather incur peril than preservation; for who so laboreth to be sincerely perfect and good shall necessarily perish, living among men that are generally evil.
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    Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time.
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    I wish I loved the Human Race; I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it walks; I wish I liked the way it talks; And when I'm introduced to one I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!
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    In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
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    It is the nature of men having escaped one extreme, which by force they were constrained long to endure, to run headlong into the other extreme, forgetting that virtue doth always consist in the mean.
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    No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women.
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    No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest.
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    Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.
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    The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution.
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    There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.
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