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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham

Data de nascimento: 30. Janeiro 1628
Data de falecimento: 16. Abril 1687

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George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, 20th Baron de Ros, was an English statesman and poet.

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„The world's a wood, in which all lose their way,
Though by a different path each goes astray.“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Context: The world's a wood, in which all lose their way, Though by a different path each goes astray. "A Satyr upon the Follies of the Men of the Age", line 109; cited from The Works of His Grace, George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham (London: T. Evans, 1770) vol. 2, p. 156

„She must be that which she to the world would seem,
For all true love is grounded on esteem:
Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart
Than all the crooked subtleties of art.“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Context: She that would raise a noble love must find Ways to beget a passion for her mind; She must be that which she to the world would seem, For all true love is grounded on esteem: Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart Than all the crooked subtleties of art. "To His Mistress", cited from The Works of His Grace, George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham (London: T. Evans, 1770) vol. 2, p. 138.

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„The world is made up, for the most part, of fools and knaves, both irreconcileable foes to truth.“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
"Letter to Mr. Clifford, on his Human Reason"; cited from The Works of His Grace, George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham (London: T. Evans, 1770) vol. 2, p. 105. Variant (modernized spelling): The world is made up, for the most part, of fools and knaves, both irreconcilable foes to truth.

„O! what a prodigal have I been of that most valuable of all possessions — Time!“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
Last recorded words, as quoted in The Encyclopædia Britannica (1910)

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„Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby "An Essay on Poetry", line 2; cited from The Poetical Works of the Most Noble John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham (Edinburg [sic]: Apollo Press, 1780) p. 281. Misattributed in Temple Bar (February 1863) p. 377, and by Giga Quotes http://www.giga-usa.com/quotes/authors/george_villiers_a001.htm.

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