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    Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth.
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618)

    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.
    Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618)

    We will get everything out of her that you can squeeze out of a lemon and a bit more.... I will squeeze her until you can hear the pips squeak.
    Eric, Sir Geddes (1875–1937)

    What is our life? a play of passion;
    Our mirth the music of division;
    Our mothers’ wombs the tiring-houses be
    Where we are dressed for this short comedy.
    —Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?–1618)

    Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall.
    —Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618)