Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on learning

Out of too much learning become mad.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Going as if he trod upon eggs.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles, - the one to be held by, the other not.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities, fighting, and good

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.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on virtue

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Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on necessity and virtue

Make a virtue of necessity.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on water

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The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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