Richard Savage

Richard
Savage
c. 1698
1743

English Poet

Author Quotes

Child of despair, and suicide by name.

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race; no tenth transmitter of a foolish face.

The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safest.

The only thought in the world that is worth anything is free thought. To free thought we owe all past progress and all hope for the future. Since when has any one made it appear that shackled thought could get on better than that which is free? Brains are a great misfortune if one is never to use them.

Those who murder fame kill more than life destroyers.

May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name, and glorify what else is damn'd to fame.

Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other.

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race; No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.

Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth, part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.

What's ill-got scarce to a third heir descends, Nor wrongful booty meets with prosperous ends.

When anger rushes unrestrained to action, like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way. The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.

By woe the soul to daring action steals; by woe in plaintless patience it excels.

The only thought in the world that is worth anything is free thought. To free thought we owe all past progress and all hope for the future. Since when has any one made it appear that shackled thought could get on better than that which is free? Brains are a great misfortune if one is never to use them.

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First Name
Richard
Last Name
Savage
Birth Date
c. 1698
Death Date
1743
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English Poet