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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No happiness is like unto it, no love so great as that of man and wife, no such comfort as a sweet wife.
Contributed by: Zaady
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
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.
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.
Women wear the breeches.
From this it is clear how much the pen is worse than the sword (Hinc quam sit calamus sævior ense patet.)
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