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.
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?
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.
Out of too much learning become mad.
Going as if he trod upon eggs.
Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles, - the one to be held by, the other not.
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