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Sir George Savile Quotes


Sir George Savile, 8th Baronet was an English politician.
(1726 - 1784)

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
 

A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
 

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
 

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

A princely mind will undo a private family.
 

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
[Education]
 

He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.
 

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
 

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
 

Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them.
 

Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
 

Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
 

Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
 

Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
 

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

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.
 

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.
 

Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.
 

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

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or not.