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Richard Francis Burton
(1821-1890) born on
Mar 19
English scholar, explorer. He was the first European to discover Lake Tanganyika and to penetrate hitherto-forbidden Muslim cities; published 43 volumes on his explorations.
         
   
F
Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race.

R
Reason is life's sole arbiter.
A
They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
N
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
K
Do what thy manhood bids thee do,
From none but self expect applause:
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: ''Narrative of a Trip to Harar.'
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yazdi," pt. VIII, st. 37.
   


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