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 :: 1821-1890, Explorer, Born in Torquay

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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 Burton - [Riches]

 

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As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Affliction]

 

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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 Burton - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Plagiarism]

 

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Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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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 Burton - [Alcohol and Alcoholism]

 

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