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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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
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No happiness is like unto it, no love so great as that of man and wife, no such comfort as a sweet wife.
Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
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.
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.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles, - the one to be held by, the other not.
As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it.
Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.
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