Richard Francis Burton - Quotes

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I was surrounded at the time by about a dozen of the enemy, whose clubs rattled upon me without mercy, and the strokes of my sabre were rendered uncertain by the energetic pushes of an attendant who thus hoped to save me. ---->>>

Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. ---->>>

One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another. ---->>>

Wherever we halted we were surrounded by wandering troops of Bedouins. ---->>>

Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest. ---->>>

Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst. I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: March 19, 1821
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Die: October 19, 1890
Occupation: Explorer

Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an English explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures (wikipedia)