Quotes by George Savile

A princely mind will undo a private family.
- George Savile
A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
- George Savile
Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
- George Savile
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Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
- George Savile
The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.
- George Savile
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
- George Savile
The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
- George Savile
A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
- George Savile
Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
- George Savile
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Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.
- George Savile
Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen.
- George Savile
Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
- George Savile
If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.
- George Savile
The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
- George Savile
Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
- George Savile
Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
- George Savile
He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.
- George Savile
Nothing would more contribute to make a man wise than to have always an enemy in his view.
- George Savile
Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
- George Savile
Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.
- George Savile
A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.
- George Savile
When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.
- George Savile
They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
- George Savile
The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
- George Savile
Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile
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
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
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.
- George Savile