George Savile Quotes

The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the rest of the nation. (Marquis of Halifax)

There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it. (Marquis of Halifax)

The people are never so perfectly backed, but that they will kick and fling if not stroked at seasonable times. (Marquis of Halifax)

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. (Marquis of Halifax)

As mankind is made, the keeping it in order is an ill-natured office. (Marquis of Halifax)

Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts. (Marquis of Halifax)

A man that should call everything by its right name, would hardly pass the streets without being knocked down as a common enemy. (Marquis of Halifax)

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer. (Marquis of Halifax)

Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company. (Marquis of Halifax)

In this Age, when it is said of a man, “He knows how to live,” it may be implied he is not very honest. (Marquis of Halifax)