Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on devil and god

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Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on cities and worship

Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.

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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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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A Quote by Robert Burton on dogs and good

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Like a hog, or dog in the manger, he doth only keep it because it shall do nobody else good, hurting himself and others.

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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