Rafael Sabatini

Literary Birthday – 29 April – Rafael Sabatini

Rafael Sabatini was born 29 April 1875, and died 13 February 1950.

Rafael Sabatini Quotes

  1. Regret of neglected opportunity is the worst hell that a living soul can inhabit.
  2. Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the tool used by Fate to shape the destinies of men and nations.
  3. Truth is so often disconcerting.
  4. Do you expect sincerity in man when hypocrisy is the very keynote of human nature? We are nurtured on it; we are schooled in it, we live by it; and we rarely realise it.
  5. The idea of equality is a by-product of the sentiment of envy. Since it must always prove beyond human power to raise the inferior mass to a superior stratum, apostles of equality must ever be inferiors seeking to reduce their betters to their level. It follows that a nation that once admits this doctrine of equality will be dragged by it to the level, moral, intellectual, and political, of its most worthless class.

Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English writer. He wrote 31 novels, eight short fiction collections, six non-fiction books, numerous short stories, and a play. He is the author of Captain Blood.

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Posted on: 29th April 2014