Thomas Browne

English polymath and author

Lived from: 1605-1682

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Thomas Browne

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    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
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    A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
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    All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
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    As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
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    Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
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    Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
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    Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
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    Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
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    Death is the cure for all diseases.
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    Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
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    He who discommendeth others obliquely commendeth himself.
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    I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.
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    It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
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    It is we that are blind, not fortune.
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    Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
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