One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
Naught so sweet as melancholy.
Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.
Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.
A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.
The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."
"Let me not live," saith Aretine's Antonia, "if I had not rather hear thy discourse than see a play."
Like a hog, or dog in the manger, he doth only keep it because it shall do nobody else good, hurting himself and others.
Copyright © 2015 Gaiam, Inc.