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Fire and people do in this agree,They both good servants, both ill masters be.
— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke —

Though love and hatred are as opposites as fire and water, yet do they sometimes subsist in the breast together towards the same person; nay by their very opposition and desire to destroy each other, are they strengthened and increased.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Might not most men be as well named boys grown old.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Man is said to be a rational creature; but should it not rather be said, that man is a creature capable of being rational, as we say a parrot is a creature capable of speech?

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

It is so much in the nature of men to overreach and deceive one another, that their very sports and plays are founded on that principle.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have precisely the same idea which they mean to express: language is inadequate to the variety of ideas which are conceived by different minds, and which, could they be expressed, would produce a new variety of characteristic differences between man and man.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

If the human mind naturally produces noisome weeds, it also produces flowers and fruit; and ... the best method to mend the soil in general, is for each of us to cultivate his own particular spot.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Politics is the food of sense exposed to the hunger of folly.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

It has been said that the beauties of the mind are valuable because they are more lasting than those of the body; but I do not remember to have heard it said that the beauties of the mind are valuable because they make those of the body more lasting.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Some women destroy all your sensibility towards them by their coldness, others by their heat.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

Wit catches of wit, as fire of fire.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

How seldom is generosity perfect and pure! How often do men give because it throws a certain inferiority on those who receive, and superiority on themselves!

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

One great reason why men practice generosity so little in the world, is, their finding so little there: generosity is catching; and if so many men escape it, it is in a great degree from the same reason that country-men escape the smallpox, because they meet no one to give it to them.

— Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

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