Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy, hell, and heart

If there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on happiness, love, and wives

No happiness is like unto it, no love so great as that of man and wife, no such comfort as a sweet wife.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on bitterness, enemies, and friendship

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on disease and study

Felix Plater notes of some young physicians, that study to cure diseases, catch them themselves, will be sick, and appropriate all symptoms they find related of others to their own persons.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on ambition, anxiety, birds, dogs, labor, and men

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.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on conscience and good

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on kindness, people, wine, and women

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.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on women

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Women wear the breeches.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on clarity

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From this it is clear how much the pen is worse than the sword (Hinc quam sit calamus sævior ense patet.)

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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