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Walter Raleigh Quotes

A professional man of letters, especially if he is much at war with unscrupulous enenemies, is naturally jealous of his privacy ... so it was, I think, with Dryden.
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The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Fain would i climb yet fear i to fall
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Thou mayest be sure that he that will in
Thou mayest be sure that he that will in private tell thee of thy faults is thy friend, for he adventures thy dislike and hazards thy hatred; for there are few men that can endure it, every man for the most part delighting in self-praise, which is one of the most universal fallies that bewitcheth mankind

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PASSIONS are likened best to floods and streams:
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb;

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Thou may be sure that he who will tell
Thou may be sure that he who will tell thee of thy faults is thy friend, for he ventures thy dislike and doth hazard thy hatred.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Whosoever in writing a modern history
Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: But from this earth this grave this dust
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.

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If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move
To live with thee, and be thy love.

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So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth.

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But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.

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Hatreds are the cinders of affection.

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A man must first govern himself ere he is fit to govern a family; and his family ere he be fit to bear the government of the commonwealth.

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This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases and miseries.

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It is, it is a glorious thing To be a Pirate King.

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What dependence can I have on the alleged events of ancient history, when I find such difficulty in ascertaining the truth regarding a matter that has taken place only a few minutes ago, and almost in my own presence!

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Better it were not to live than to live a coward.

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But in vain she did conjure him, To depart her presence so, Having a thousand tongues t' allure him And but one to bid him go. When lips invite, And eyes delight, And cheeks as fresh as rose in June, Persuade delay,
What boots to say Forego me now, come to me soon.

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Our shipping and sea service is our best and safest defence as being the only fortification and rampart of England.

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I dare not think that any supercelestial heaven, or whatsoever else ... was increate and eternal. And as for the place of God before the world created, the finite wisdom of mortal men hath no perception of it; neither can it limit the seat of infinite power, no more than infinite power itself can be limited; for his place is in himself, whom no magnitude else can contain.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Expressive glances shall be our lances
Expressive glances Shall be our lances And pops of Sillery Our light artillery.

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A wandering minstrel I A thing of shreds and patches Of ballads, songs and snatches And dreamy lullaby!

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Covetous ambition, thinking all too little which presently it hath, supposeth itself to stand in need of that which it hath not.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: The difference between a rich man and a
The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this
the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.

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Less pains in the world a man cannot take than to bold his tongue.

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Trust few men; above all, keep your follies to yourself.

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The bodies of men, munition, and money may justly be called the sinews of war.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Our bodies are but the anvils of pain
Our bodies are but the anvils of pain and disease and our minds the hives of unnumbered cares.

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No one can take less pains than to hold his tongue. Hear much, and speak little; for the tongue is the instrument of the greatest good and greatest evil that is done in the world.

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Love likes not the falling fruit,
Nor the withered tree.

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Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time.

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There is nothing more becoming any wise man, than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art: let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters, than thy inferiors.

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Give my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

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There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.

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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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'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you.

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Whoso taketh in hand to govern a multitude, either by way of liberty or principality, and cannot assure himself of those persons that are enemies to that enterprise, doth frame a state of short perseverance.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: But the longest day hath its evening
But the longest day hath its evening.

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Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: In a letter to a friend the thought is
In a letter to a friend the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, every thing.

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Fain would I, but I dare not; I dare, and yet I may not;
I may, although I care not, for pleasure when I play not.

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

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If thy friends be of better quality than thyself, thou mayest be sure of two things; first, they will be more careful to keep thy counsel, because they have more to lose than thou hast; the second, they will esteem thee for thyself, and not for that which thou dost possess.

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According to Solomon, life and death are in the power of the tongue; and as Euripides truly affirmeth, every unbridled tongue in the end shall find itself unfortunate; for in all that ever I observed in the course of worldly things, I ever found that men's fortunes are oftener made by their tongues than by their virtues, and more men's fortunes overthrown thereby, also, than by their vices.

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Walter Raleigh Quotes: Be advised what thou dost discourse of
Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.

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