George Savile Quotes

Most popular George Savile Quotes

Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.

love

Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
A degree of fear sharpeneth, the excess of it stupifieth.

fear

Ambition hath no mean, it is either upon all fours or upon tiptoes.
— George Savile

ambition

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

merit

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

thoughts

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way.
— George Savile

hope

Hope is generally a wrong Guide, though it is very good Company along the way.

hope

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

memory

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

change

The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman.

knowledge

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers in the first place.
— George Savile

lawyers

Power is so apt to be insolent and Liberty to be saucy, that they are very seldom upon good terms.

power freedom

Our virtues and vices couple with one another, and get children that resemble both of their parents.

vice & virtue

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters.
— George Savile

freedom

Men in business are in as much danger from those at work under them as from those that work against them.
— George Savile

business

Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady that neither of them care for.
— George Savile

religion

To give advice to a friend, either asked or unasked, is so far from a fault that it is a  duty; but if a man love to give advice, it is a sure sign that he himself wanteth it.

advice