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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.

ReligionSelf

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

Religion

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.