Sir Fulke Greville Quotes

Top 28 wise famous quotes and sayings by Sir Fulke Greville

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Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours. Our companions please us less from the charms we find in their conversation than from those they find in ours.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Despair gives the shocking ease to the mind that a mortification gives to the body. Despair gives the shocking ease to the mind that a mortification gives to the body.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence. Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: As charity covers a multitude of sins before God, so does politeness before men. As charity covers a multitude of sins before God, so does politeness before men.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: He whom God chooseth, out of doubt doth well:What they that choose their God do, who can tell? He whom God chooseth, out of doubt doth well:
What they that choose their God do, who can tell?
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: A proud man never shows his pride so much as when he is civil. A proud man never shows his pride so much as when he is civil.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: A lively and agreeable man has not only the merit of liveliness and agreeableness himself, but that also of awakening them in others. A lively and agreeable man has not only the merit of liveliness and agreeableness himself, but that also of awakening them in others.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: To divest one's self of some prejudices would be like taking off the skin to feel the better. To divest one's self of some prejudices would be like taking off the skin to feel the better.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter. Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Many with trust, with doubt few, are undone. Many with trust, with doubt few, are undone.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: We should do by our cunning as we do by our couragealways have it ready to defend ourselves, never to offend others. We should do by our cunning as we do by our courage
always have it ready to defend ourselves, never to offend others.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Envy is but the smoke of low estate,Ascending still against the fortunate. Envy is but the smoke of low estate,
Ascending still against the fortunate.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Human knowledge is the parent of doubt. Human knowledge is the parent of doubt.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: The mind of man is this world's true dimension; and knowledge is the measure of the mind. The mind of man is this world's true dimension; and knowledge is the measure of the mind.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Some characters are like some bodies in chemistry; very good, perhaps, in themselves, yet fly off and refuse the least conjunction with each other. Some characters are like some bodies in chemistry; very good, perhaps, in themselves, yet fly off and refuse the least conjunction with each other.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: True delicacy, as true generosity, is more wounded by an offence from itselfif I may be allowed the expressionthan to itself. True delicacy, as true generosity, is more wounded by an offence from itself
if I may be allowed the expression
than to itself.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Whatever natural right men may have to freedom and independency, it is manifest that some men have a natural ascendency over others. Whatever natural right men may have to freedom and independency, it is manifest that some men have a natural ascendency over others.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: The brains of a pedant however full, are vacant. The brains of a pedant however full, are vacant.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Removing prejudices is, alas! too often removing the boundary of a delightful near prospect in order to let in a shockingly extensive one. Removing prejudices is, alas! too often removing the boundary of a delightful near prospect in order to let in a shockingly extensive one.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Those men who are commended by everybody must be very extraordinary men; or, which is more probable, very inconsiderable men. Those men who are commended by everybody must be very extraordinary men; or, which is more probable, very inconsiderable men.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: True joy is only hope put out of fear. True joy is only hope put out of fear.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Avarice starves its possessor to fatten those who come after, and who are eagerly awaiting the demise of the accumulator. Avarice starves its possessor to fatten those who come after, and who are eagerly awaiting the demise of the accumulator.
Sir Fulke Greville quotes: Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it. Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it.