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George Borrow Quotes





A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.
 

I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
 

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
[Attempt]
 

Next to the love of God, the love of country is the best preventive of crime.
 

There are no countries in the world less known by the British than those selfsame British Islands.
 

Translation is at best an echo.
 

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
 

Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.