Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

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 idleness and nobility

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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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 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

A Quote by Robert Burton on losing

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Like Æsop's fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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