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George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Birthdate: 11. November 1633
Date of death: 5. April 1695
Other names: George Halifax, George Savile, I marchese di Halifax, Lord Halifax

George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, was an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668. Wikipedia

„MANY Men swallow the being cheated, but no Man could ever endure to chew it.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

„Money hath too great a Preference given to it by States, as well as by particular Men.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Moral Thoughts and Reflections

„Nothing is less forgiven than setting Patterns Men have no mind to follow.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Princes (their Rewards of Servants).
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

„Some Mens Memory is like a Box, where a Man should mingle his Jewels with his old Shoes.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

„A Husband without Faults is a dangerous Observer.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

The Lady's New Year's Gift: or Advice to a Daughter (1688)

„Malice is of a low Stature, but it hath very long Arms.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

„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.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

The Anatomy of an Equivalent : from The Complete Works of George Savile, First Marquess of Halifax (1912), ed. Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh, Clarendon Press p. 123.
The Anatomy of an Equivalent (1688)

„The People are never so perfectly backed, but that they will kick and fling if not stroked at seasonable times.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Of Fundamentals.
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

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„Most Mens' Anger about Religion is as if two Men should quarrel for a Lady they neither of them care for.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Religion.
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

„Malice, like Lust, when it is at the Height, doth not know Shame.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Moral Thoughts and Reflections

„If the Laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the Lawyers in the first Place.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Of Laws.
Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Political Thoughts and Reflections

„The condition of mankind is to be weary of what we do know, and afraid of what we do not.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Moral Thoughts and Reflections

„THE best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections
Variant: THE best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past.

„He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

„A Man who is Master of Patience, is Master of everything else.“

—  George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax

Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections (1750), Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections

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