Quotes by Explorer British Sir Richard Francis Burton


Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race. Sir Richard Francis Burton

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

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue. Sir Richard Francis Burton

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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

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

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

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work. Sir Richard Francis Burton


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