Lord Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Brooke

Lord
Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Brooke
1554
1628

English Elizabethan Poet, Dramatist and Statesman

Author Quotes

One great satisfaction must be wanting to those who have been blessed with uninterrupted happiness, the consciousness of that happiness arising from reflection upon it.

They who listen to themselves are not listened to by others.

Courage to think is infinitely more rare than courage to act, and yet the danger in the first case is generally imaginary, in the last real.

Exercise is still more requisite to the health of the mind than of the body.

Generosity is catching.

Remedies for the mind, as well as the body, are often disgustful in proportion as they are salutary.

We are oftner deceived by being told some truth than no truth.

Some men mistake talking about sense, for talking sense.

The best heads can but misjudge in causes belonging to the jurisdiction of the heart.

Weak men often from the very principle of their weakness derive a certain susceptibility; delicacy and taste which render them, in those particulars, much superior to men of stronger and more consistent minds, who laugh at them.

The world is an excellent judge in general, but a very bad one in particular.

Respect is better procured by exacting than soliciting it.

Removing prejudices is, alas! too often removing the boundary of a delightful near prospect in order to let in a shockingly extensive one.

No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.

I hardly know so true a mark of a little mind as the servile imitation of others.

I hardly know a sight that raises one's indignation more than that of an enlarged soul joined to a contracted fortune; unless it be that so much more common one, of a contracted soul joined to an enlarged fortune.

Good-humor is allied to generosity, ill-humor to meanness.

Discernment is a power of the understanding in which few excel. Is not that owing to its connection with impartiality and truth? for are not prejudice and partiality blind?

Despair gives the shocking ease to the mind that a mortification gives to the body.

Avarice starves its possessor to fatten those who come after, and who are eagerly awaiting the demise of the accumulator.

As charity covers a multitude of sins before God, so does politeness before men.

A very small offence may be a just cause for great resentment: it is often much less the particular instance which is obnoxious to us than the proof it carries with it of the general tenor and disposition of the mind from whence it sprung.

A lively and agreeable man has not only the merit of liveliness and agreeableness himself, but that also of awakening them in others.

Envy is but the smoke of low estate, ascending still against the fortunate.

True joy is only hope put out of fear.

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First Name
Lord
Last Name
Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Brooke
Birth Date
1554
Death Date
1628
Bio

English Elizabethan Poet, Dramatist and Statesman