George Savile, fully Sir George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax

George
Savile, fully Sir George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax
1633
1695

English Statesman, Writer, Orator and Politician serving in the House of Commons and House of Lords

Author Quotes

Explaining is generally half confessing.

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

The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer

Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.

Men take more pains to hide than to mend themselves.

The people are never so perfectly backed, but that they will kick and fling if not stroked at seasonable times.

A little learning misleadeth, and a great deal often stupifieth the understanding.

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

Men that cannot entertain themselves want somebody, though they care for nobody.

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

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

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts

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

A man that should call everything by its right name, would hardly pass the streets without being knocked down as a common enemy.

If men considered how many things there are that riches cannot buy, they would not be so

Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.

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

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

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

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

There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured

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

In this Age, when it is said of a man, He knows how to live, it may be implied he is not very honest

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First Name
George
Last Name
Savile, fully Sir George Savile, 1st Marquis of Halifax
Birth Date
1633
Death Date
1695
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English Statesman, Writer, Orator and Politician serving in the House of Commons and House of Lords