22 Total Quotes

George Borrow Quotes

Translation is at best an echo.
George Borrow
#British Author

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
George Borrow
#British Author #Country

Sherry . . . a sickly compound, the use of which will transform a nation, however bold and warlike by nature, into a race of sketchers, scribblers and punsters, in fact into what Englishmen are at the present day.
George Borrow
#Nature

If you must commit suicide... always contrive to do it as decorously as possible; the decencies, whether of life or of death, should never be lost sight of.
George Borrow
#Life #Suicide

There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
#Life

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness
George Borrow
#Idleness

There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands.
George Borrow
#British Author

The genuine spirit of localism.
George Borrow
#Spirit

I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
George Borrow
#People #British Author

A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
George Borrow
#British Author #Literature

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
George Borrow
#Speakers And Speaking #Spanish Proverbs #Travel

The author of `Amelia' [Fielding], the most singular genius which their island ever produced, whose works it has long been the fashion to abuse in public and to read in secret.
George Borrow
#Genius

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness
George Borrow
#Idleness

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
George Borrow
#British Author

The Germans are the most philosophic people in the world, and the greatest smokers: now I trace their philosophy to their smoking. Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly.
George Borrow
#Smoking

Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.
George Borrow
#British Author