Richard Francis Burton Quotes

The passions and desires, like the two twists of a rope, mutually mix one with the other, and twine inextricably round the heart; producing good, if moderately indulged; but certain destruction, if suffered to become inordinate.

There is no Heaven, there is no Hell; These are the dreams of baby minds; Tools of the wily Fetisheer, To fright the fools his cunning blinds.

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

The unknown is an ocean. What is conscience? The compass of the unknown.