The thoroughbred wanderer

Sir Richard Francis Burton on travel
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A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on wealth
4

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on travel
4

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on plagiarism
3

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on suffering
3

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;

but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on friends
3

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on religion
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When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

Sir Richard Francis Burton on alcohol
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About Sir Richard Francis Burton

Name Sir Richard Francis Burton
Quotes 8 quotes
Nationality Explorer
Profession British
Birthday 19 March 1821
About Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.
Top topics travel, work, books, suffering, threshing