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Sir Walter Raleigh

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Sir Walter Raleigh is a famed English writer, poet, courtier, aristocrat, and explorer. His most influential work of poetry was entitled "The Lie." He was born in Devon, England and died in London.


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Quote Left What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division;... Quote Right
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Quote Left Historians desiring to write the actions of men, ought to set down the simple truth, and not say anything for love or hatred; also to choose such an opportunity for writing as it may be lawful to think what they will, and write what they think, which is a rare happiness of the time. Quote Right
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Quote Left The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this -- the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it. Quote Right
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Quote Left No man is esteemed for colorful garments except by fools and women. Quote Right
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Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
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