Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on mountains

See one promontory (said Socrates of old), one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on divinity, fear, men, and obedience

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on hell, horses, paradise, and women

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women. . . .

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Hinc quam sic calamus sævior ense, patet. The pen worse than the sword.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on foolishness

Penny wise, pound foolish.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on money

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[The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Burton on love and power

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To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Burton on humility

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Robert Burton on horses

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Like him in Æsop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Though it rain daggers with their points downward.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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