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George Savile
July 18, 1726 - January 10, 1784
Nationality: English
Category: Politician
Subcategory: English Politician

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.


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


Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.


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


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


A husband without faults is a dangerous observer.


They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.


Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.


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


When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.


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


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


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.


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


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


If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers.


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


The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.


There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it.


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


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