Robert Surtees

A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on secret, rider, and horse

There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.

Robert Surtees

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on determination and words

He had a tremendous determination of words to the mouth.

Robert Surtees

Source: Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on flattery, people, vices, and virtue

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

Robert Surtees

Source: The Analysis of the Hunting Field, 1846

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees

The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.

Robert Surtees

Source: Ask Mamma

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on praise

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I can stand a waste of praise.

Robert Surtees

Source: Handley Cross, 1843

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on death

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Better be killed than frightened to death.

Robert Surtees

Source: Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees

He was a gentleman who was generally spoken of as having nothing a-year, paid quarterly.

Robert Surtees

Source: Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

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