Quotes by Sir Richard Burton

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False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.