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
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.
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.
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.
Make a virtue of necessity.
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