Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on love

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No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on hell

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One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on destiny, heaven, and marriage

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy

Naught so sweet as melancholy.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy and men

Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on books, names, and observation

Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on birds and shame

A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on vices

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Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so had he many vices; he had two distinct persons in him.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities, happiness, peace, time, and war

The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on play

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"Let me not live," saith Aretine's Antonia, "if I had not rather hear thy discourse than see a play."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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