Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on ignorance, motherhood, and world

For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on poets

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We can say nothing but what hath been said. Our poets steal from Homer. . . . Our story-dressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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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 angels, good, and life

Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular, all his life long.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on adversity and men

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on world

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If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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