Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

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

And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on earth and heaven

And this is that Homer's golden chain, which reacheth down from heaven to earth, by which every creature is annexed, and depends on his Creator.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on time

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I had not time to lick it into form, as a bear doth her young ones.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on fatherhood and sons

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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