Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Famous Quotes & Sayings

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39 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Habit is the cement of society, the comfort of life, and, alas! The root of Habit is the cement of society, the comfort of life, and, alas! The root of error.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Some women destroy all your sensibility towards them by their coldness, others by their heat. Some women destroy all your sensibility towards them by their coldness, others by their heat.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Men often prove the violence of their own prejudices, even by the violence with which Men often prove the violence of their own prejudices, even by the violence with which they attack the prejudices of other people.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: No fruit has a more precise marked period of maturity, than love; if neglected to No fruit has a more precise marked period of maturity, than love; if neglected to be gathered at that time, it will certainly fall to the ground and die away.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Might not most men be as well named boys grown old. Might not most men be as well named boys grown old.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old. Pleasure is the business of the young, business the pleasure of the old.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: We are oftener deceived by being told some truth than no truth. We are oftener deceived by being told some truth than no truth.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy. Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Though beauty is, with the most apt similitude, I had almost said with the most Though beauty is, with the most apt similitude, I had almost said with the most literal truth, called a flower that fades and dies almost in the very moment of its maturity; yet there is, methinks, a kind of beauty which lives even to old age; a beauty that is not in the features, but, if I may be allowed the expression, shines through them. As it is not merely corporeal it is not the object of mere sense, nor is it to be discovered but by persons of true taste and refined sentiment.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: How seldom is generosity perfect and pure! How often do men give because it throws How seldom is generosity perfect and pure! How often do men give because it throws a certain inferiority on those who receive, and superiority on themselves!
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Politics is the food of sense exposed to the hunger of folly. Politics is the food of sense exposed to the hunger of folly.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Two men are equally free from the rage of ambition; are they therefore equal in Two men are equally free from the rage of ambition; are they therefore equal in merit? Perhaps not; one may be above ambition, the other below it.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: When real nobleness accompanies that imaginary one of birth, the imaginary seems to mix with When real nobleness accompanies that imaginary one of birth, the imaginary seems to mix with real, and becomes real too.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Love will sacrifice more to others than friendship, but then it exacts more from them. Love will sacrifice more to others than friendship, but then it exacts more from them.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Every character is in some respects uniform, and in others inconsistent; and it is only Every character is in some respects uniform, and in others inconsistent; and it is only by the study both of the uniformity and inconsistency, and a comparison of them with each other, that the knowledge of man is acquired.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: You deny that man is really so prejudiced as I suppose him; talk to him You deny that man is really so prejudiced as I suppose him; talk to him then of some foreign country, ask him what religion he is of.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: It is in numberless instances happier to have a false opinion which we believe true, It is in numberless instances happier to have a false opinion which we believe true, than a true one of which we doubt.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Have you never seen a strange unconnected deformed representation of a figure, which seen in Have you never seen a strange unconnected deformed representation of a figure, which seen in another point of view, became proportioned and agreeable? It is the picture of man.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: It would be doing cunning too much honor to call it an inferior species of It would be doing cunning too much honor to call it an inferior species of true discernment.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: No man ever reaches manhood till a woman's tenderness Is a part of his possession. No man ever reaches manhood till a woman's tenderness Is a part of his possession.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: One great reason why men practice generosity so little in the world, is, their finding One great reason why men practice generosity so little in the world, is, their finding so little there: generosity is catching; and if so many men escape it, it is in a great degree from the same reason that country-men escape the smallpox, because they meet no one to give it to them.
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Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: There are sometimes beauties in a character which would never have appeared but for a There are sometimes beauties in a character which would never have appeared but for a defect, and defects which would never have appeared but for a beauty.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: It is so much in the nature of men to overreach and deceive one another, It is so much in the nature of men to overreach and deceive one another, that their very sports and plays are founded on that principle.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: The mind's eye is perhaps no better fitted for the full radiance of truth, than The mind's eye is perhaps no better fitted for the full radiance of truth, than is the body's for that of the sun.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: We are not slow at discovering the selfishness of others; for this plain reasonbecause it We are not slow at discovering the selfishness of others; for this plain reason
because it clashes with our own.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: If nature did not take delight in blood, She would have made more easy ways If nature did not take delight in blood, She would have made more easy ways to good.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: The greatest slave in a kingdom is generally the king of it. The greatest slave in a kingdom is generally the king of it.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: If they who understand the utmost refinement of any art will enjoy the perfection of If they who understand the utmost refinement of any art will enjoy the perfection of it in a manner superior to other men, will they not amply pay for that advantage in feeling more than other men the imperfection of it, which in the natural course of things must so much oftener fall in their way?
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: It has been said that the beauties of the mind are valuable because they are It has been said that the beauties of the mind are valuable because they are more lasting than those of the body; but I do not remember to have heard it said that the beauties of the mind are valuable because they make those of the body more lasting.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have It by no means follows, that because two men utter the same words, they have precisely the same idea which they mean to express: language is inadequate to the variety of ideas which are conceived by different minds, and which, could they be expressed, would produce a new variety of characteristic differences between man and man.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: How happy is it for us, that the admiration of others should depend so much How happy is it for us, that the admiration of others should depend so much more on their ignorance than our perfection!
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Genius always looks forward, and not only sees what is, but what necessarily will be. Genius always looks forward, and not only sees what is, but what necessarily will be.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Wit catches of wit, as fire of fire. Wit catches of wit, as fire of fire.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Man is said to be a rational creature; but should it not rather be said, Man is said to be a rational creature; but should it not rather be said, that man is a creature capable of being rational, as we say a parrot is a creature capable of speech?
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: There is scarce any passion so heartily decried by moralists and satirists, as AMBITION; and There is scarce any passion so heartily decried by moralists and satirists, as AMBITION; and yet, methinks, ambition is not a vice but in a vicious mind: in a virtuous mind it is a virtue, and will be found to take its color from the character in which it is mixed. Ambition is a desire of superiority; and a man may become superior, either by making others less or himself greater.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: If the human mind naturally produces noisome weeds, it also produces flowers and fruit; and If the human mind naturally produces noisome weeds, it also produces flowers and fruit; and ... the best method to mend the soil in general, is for each of us to cultivate his own particular spot.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Fire and people do in this agree,They both good servants, both ill masters be. Fire and people do in this agree,They both good servants, both ill masters be.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Though love and hatred are as opposites as fire and water, yet do they sometimes Though love and hatred are as opposites as fire and water, yet do they sometimes subsist in the breast together towards the same person; nay by their very opposition and desire to destroy each other, are they strengthened and increased.
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke Sayings: Taste may be compared to that exquisite sense of the bee, which instantly discovers and Taste may be compared to that exquisite sense of the bee, which instantly discovers and extracts the quintessence of every flower, and disregards all the rest of it.