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George Savile Quotes and Sayings

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A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Related topics: Positive Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Patience Perseverance Persistence

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

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

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

 

Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
- 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

A princely mind will undo a private family.
- George Savile

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

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.
- George Savile

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

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

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

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

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

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all
that we have been taught.
- George Savile

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

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln


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