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
Contributed by: Zaady
Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.
Make a virtue of necessity.
The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.
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.)
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling.
Our wrangling lawyers . . . are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, - some of them in hell.
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