54 Total Quotes

George Savile Quotes

No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool
George Savile
#Fools And Foolishness

When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters
George Savile
#Liberty

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught
George Savile
#Education

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
George Savile
#British Politician #Law And Lawyers

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
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#English Politician #Company

Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding
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#Men

The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
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#Past #English Politician

There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it
George Savile
#Business

It is a general Mistake to to think the Men we like are good for every thing, and those we do not, good for nothing
George Savile
#Men

A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting
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#Danger

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject
George Savile
#Vice

Men are not hanged for stealing horses but that horses may not be stolen
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#Horses

The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory
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#Memory

A princely mind will undo a private family
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#Family

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer
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#Faults

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts
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#Men

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else
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#Man

Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much
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#Nature

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side
George Savile
#Reason

In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
George Savile
#English Politician #Clothes

Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
George Savile
#English Politician #Friends Or Friendship

The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the rest of the nation.
George Savile
#British Politician

A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner
George Savile
#Life

Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it
George Savile
#Man

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes
George Savile
#Man