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Sir Richard Burton Quotes

(1821-1890), Explorer, Born in Torquay

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

Category: Affliction

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

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.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Plagiarism

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.

Category: Riches

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

Category: Travel And Tourism