Sir Richard Burton (6 Quotations)
:: 1821-1890, Explorer, Born in Torquay
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Riches]
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Affliction]
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]
They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Plagiarism]
Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
~ Sir Richard Burton - [Travel and Tourism]
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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