Sir Walter Raleigh Quotations

Sir Walter Raleigh

Above all things, be not made an ass to carry the burdens of other men: if any friend desire thee to be his surety, give him a part of what thou has to spare; if he presses thee further, he is not thy friend at all.

If she seem not chaste to me,
What care I how chaste she be?

In examinations those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.

No man is esteemed for gay garments but by fools and women.

No one is wise or safe, but they that are honest.

Passions are likened best to floods and streams:
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.

Remember if you marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance, will neither last nor please thee one year: and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all.

Speaking much is a sign of vanity, for he that is lavish with words is a niggard in deed.