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  • A princely mind will undo a private family.
    (George Savile)

  • A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.
    (George Savile)

  • Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
    (George Savile)

  • The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
    (George Savile)

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


  • Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
    (George Savile)

  • A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner.
    (George Savile)

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

  • In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
    (George Savile)

  • Every single Act either weakeneth or improveth our Credit with other Men and as an habit of being just to our Word will confirm, so an habit of too freely dispensing with it must necessarily destroy it
    (George Savile)

  • It is a general Mistake to to think the Men we like are good for every thing, and those we do not, good for nothing
    (George Savile)

  • Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
    (George Savile)

  • Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
    (George Savile)

  • The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.
    (George Savile)

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


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