Robert Burton

Robert Burton

English clergyman and writer

Lived from: 1577-1640

Category: Theologians and clergy | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Robert Burton

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    A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
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    A mere scholar, a mere ass.
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    A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy Part I, sect. 2,3,6
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    All places are distant from heaven alike.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy Part II, sect. 2, 4
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    England is paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
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    Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy Part III, sect. 1,3
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    Every man for himself, the devil for all.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy
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    I may not here omit those two main plagues, and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people. They go commonly together.
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    Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
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    Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
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    No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
    Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy Part III, sect 2,1,2
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    No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
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    One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
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    The devil is the author of confusion.
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    The fear of death is worse than death.
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