Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford Quotes

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More precious is want with honesty than wealth with infamy.
It is a maxim in philosophy that ambitious men can be never good counselors to princes; the desire of having more is common to great lords, and a desire of rule a great cause of their ruin.
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
Ambition devours gold and drinks blood and climbs so high by other men’s heads, that at the length in the fall, it breaks its own neck; therefore, it is better to live in humble content than in high care and trouble.
Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford