13 Total Quotes

Walter Raleigh Quotes

War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.
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#War

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
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#Business

No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest.
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#Honesty #Honest

Who so taketh in hand to frame any state or government ought to presuppose that all men are evil, and at occasions will show themselves so to be.
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#Evil #Government

In examinations, those who do now wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
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#Ask

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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#Humankind

I can't write a book commensurate with Shakespeare, but I can write a book by me
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#Books And Reading

But from this earth, this grave, this dust,My God shall raise me up, I trust.
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#Easter

Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
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#English Explorer

Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth.
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#English Explorer

I Passions are likened best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affections yield discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they come. They that are rich in words, in words discover That they are poor in that which makes a lover. II Wrong not, sweet empress of my heart, The merit of true passion, With thinking that he feels no smart, That sues for no compassion; Since, if my plaints serve not to approve The conquest of thy beauty, It comes not from defect of love, But from excess of duty. For, knowing that I sue to serve A saint of such perfection, As all desire, but none deserve, A place in her affection, I rather choose to want relief Than venture the revealing; Where glory recommends the grief, Despair distrusts the healing. Thus those desires that aim too high For any mortal lover, When reason cannot make them die, Discretion doth them cover. Yet, when discretion doth bereave The plaints that they should utter, Then thy discretion may perceive That silence is a suitor. Silence in love bewrays more woe Than words, though ne'er so witty: A beggar that is dumb, you know, May challenge double pity. Then wrong not, dearest to my heart, My true, though secret, passion: He smarteth most that hides his smart, And sues for no compassion.
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#Love