Sir Walter Ralegh

1552 - 1618

A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on death

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This is a sharp Medicine, but it is a Physician for all diseases and miseries

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

Source: Quoted while feeling the ax, before his execution.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on earth, heaven, and world

There is nothing exempt from the peril of mutation; the earth, heavens, and whole world is thereunto subject.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on darkness, earth, god, silence, time, trust, and youth

Even Such is Time Even such is time, that takes in trust Our youth, our joys, our all we have, And pays us but with earth and dust; Who, in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days. But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

Source: Even Such is Time

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on diet, faith, glory, hope, immortality, joy, quiet, and salvation

Give my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope's true gage; And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on execution and heart

So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth. [Executed by beheading. ]

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on desires, feeling, friendship, and thought

In a letter to a friend the thought is often unimportant, and the feeling, if it be only a desire to entertain him, every thing.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on questions and wishes

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

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

Source: Some Thoughts on Examinations.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on medicine

'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on deed, vanity, and words

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

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Ralegh on children, day, meetings, and sons

To His Son Three things there be that prosper up apace And flourish whilst they grow asunder far; But on a day, they meet all in one place, And when they meet they one another mar: And they be these -the wood, the weed, the wag. The wood is that which makes the gallows tree; The weed is that which strings the hangman's bag; The wag, my pretty knave, betokeneth thee. Mark well, dear boy, whilst these assemble not, Green springs the tree, hemp grows, the wag is wild; But when they meet, it makes the timber rot, It frets the halter, and it chokes the child. Then bless thee, and beware, and let us pray We part not with thee at this meeting day.

Sir Walter Ralegh (1552 - 1618)

Source: To His Son

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