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Robert Cecil Quotes





A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
 

Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
 

Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf.
 

People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
 

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
 

Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.