Sir George Savile, 8th Baronetwas an English politician...
A man man may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him prisoner
Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one.
Many men swallow the being cheated, but no man can ever endure to chew it.
Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is good company along the way.
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.
A husband without faults is a dangerous observer
They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught
The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead
The best Qualification of a Prophet is to have a good Memory.
No man is so much a fool as not to have wit enough sometimes to be a knave; nor any so cunning a knave as not to have the weakness sometimes to play the fool
The sight of a drunkard is a better sermon against that vice than the best that was ever preached on that subject.
A prince who will not undergo the difficulty of understanding must undergo the danger of trusting.
He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things
Love is a passion that hath friends in the garrison.
There is reason to think the most celebrated philosophers would have been bunglers at business; but the reason is because they despised it.
Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
Most men make little use of their speech than to give evidence against their own understanding.
Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.
Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
Laws are generally not understood by three sorts of persons, viz, by those who make them, by those who execute them, and by those who suffer if they break them
A princely mind will undo a private family.
Malice is of a low stature, but it hath very long arms.
When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters.
It is a general Mistake to to think the Men we like are good for every thing, and those we do not, good for nothing
The people are never so perfectly backed, but that they will kick and fling if not stroked at seasonable times.
Every single Act either weakeneth or improveth our Credit with other Men; and as an habit of being just to our Word will confirm, so an habit of too freely dispensing with it must necessarily destroy it
A very great memory often forgotteth how much time is lost by repeating things of no use
In this Age, when it is said of a man, "He knows how to live," it may be implied he is not very honest