Walter Raleigh

(Sir Walter Raleigh)

Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
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  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Explorer









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All histories do shew, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered. Human Nature
All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred History
History hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. History
I shall yet live to see it an English nation. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Speaking much also is a sign of vanity; for he that is lavish in words is a niggard in deeds. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
When any country overlaid by a multitude which live upon it, there is a natural necessity to disburden itself and lay the load upon others. War & Peace
Whoso desireth to govern well and securely, it behoveth him to have a vigilant eye to the proceedings of great princes, and to consider seriously of their designs. History
Whoso taketh in hand to govern a multitude, either by way of liberty or principality, and cannot assure himself of those persons that are enemies to that enterprise, doth frame a state of short perseverance. Loyalty & Loyalty Oaths
Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth. History
Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may happily strike out his teeth. Truth ;History