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Sir Richard Francis Burton
Richard Burton
Sir Richard Francis Burton.
BornMarch 19, 1821
Torquay, England
DiedOctober 20, 1890
Trieste, Austria-Hungary (now Italy)
British explorer and writer. Translated Arabian Nights into English. First European to see Lake Tanganyika.

The repository contains two quotes from Sir Richard Francis Burton.


The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.


All so-called revealed religions consist mainly of three portions, a cosmogony more or less mythical, a history more or less falsified, and a moral code more or less pure.