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George Savile Quotes


George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax was an English statesman, writer, and politician.
(1633 - 1695)

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
 

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

The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
 

The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
 

The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
 

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

They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
 

When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.