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Walter Raleigh

Geburtstag: 1554
Todesdatum: 29. Oktober 1618

Sir Walter Raleigh war ein englischer Seefahrer, Entdecker, Soldat, Spion, Politiker, Dichter und Schriftsteller sowie Günstling der englischen Königin Elisabeth I.

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„Wenn das Herz am rechten Fleck ist, spielt es keine Rolle, wo der Kopf ist.“

—  Walter Raleigh

Letzte Worte vor seiner Enthauptung, 29. Oktober 1618
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„Schlag schon zu, Mann!“

—  Walter Raleigh

Letzte Worte zu seinem Scharfrichter vor seiner Enthauptung, 29. Oktober 1618
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„Better were it to be unborn than ill-bred.“

—  Walter Raleigh

Quelle: Instructions to his Son and to Posterity (published 1632), Chapter II

„What dependence can I have on the alleged events of ancient history, when I find such difficulty in ascertaining the truth regarding a matter that has taken place only a few minutes ago, and almost in my own presence!“

—  Walter Raleigh

Upon receiving discrepant accounts from the participants in a recent quarrel below his window.
Robert Chambers, Testimony: its Posture in the Scientific World http://books.google.com/books?id=pChcAAAAQAAJ& (1859) p. 12
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„Take care that thou be not made a fool by flatterers, for even the wisest men are abused by these. Know, therefore, that flatterers are the worst kind of traitors; for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee in all evils, correct thee in nothing; but so shadow and paint all thy vices and follies, as thou shalt never, by their will, discern evil from good, or vice from virtue.“

—  Walter Raleigh

Quelle: Instructions to his Son and to Posterity (published 1632), Chapter III
Kontext: Take care that thou be not made a fool by flatterers, for even the wisest men are abused by these. Know, therefore, that flatterers are the worst kind of traitors; for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee in all evils, correct thee in nothing; but so shadow and paint all thy vices and follies, as thou shalt never, by their will, discern evil from good, or vice from virtue. And, because all men are apt to flatter themselves, to entertain the additions of other men's praises is most perilous. Do not therefore praise thyself, except thou wilt be counted a vain-glorious fool; neither take delight in the praises of other men, except thou deserve it, and receive it from such as are worthy and honest, and will withal warn thee of thy faults; for flatterers have never any virtue — they are ever base, creeping, cowardly persons. A flatterer is said to be a beast that biteth smiling: it is said by Isaiah in this manner — "My people, they that praise thee, seduce thee, and disorder the paths of thy feet;" and David desired God to cut out the tongue of a flatterer.
But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for as a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. A flatterer is compared to an ape, who, because she cannot defend the house like a dog, labour as an ox, or bear burdens as a horse, doth therefore yet play tricks and provoke laughter. Thou mayest be sure, that he that will in private tell thee thy faults is thy friend; for he adventures thy mislike, and doth hazard thy hatred; for there are few men that can endure it, every man for the most part delighting in self-praise, which is one of the most universal follies which bewitcheth mankind.

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„Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay.“

—  Walter Raleigh

Verses to Edmund Spenser, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919); Comparable to: "Methought I saw my late espoused saint", John Milton, Sonnet xxiii, and "Methought I saw the footsteps of a throne", William Wordsworth, Sonnet.

„So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lies.“

—  Walter Raleigh

Stebbing's Sir Walter Raleigh, chapter 30, gives these as Raleigh's words on being asked by the executioner which way he wanted to lay his head on the block.
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