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Richard Burton Quotes

I hope you find these Richard Burton Quotes inspiring and motivational.

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip.
- Richard Burton

How strange are the tricks of memory,
which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life,
religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced
that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Richard Burton


 

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because
I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
- Richard Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Richard Burton

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton


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If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
- Richard Burton

The Welsh are all actors.
It's only the bad ones who become professional.
- Richard Burton

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

I've done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning.
- Richard Burton

I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child.
Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
- Richard Burton

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
- Richard Burton

An actor is something less than a man,
while an actress is something more than a woman.
- Richard Burton

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

I cannot trust a man to control others
who cannot control himself.
- Robert E. Lee

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth.
The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.
- Mark Twain

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Do not hire a man who does your work for money,
but him who does it for love of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
- Seneca

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man;
But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
- Anonymous

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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