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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
I had not time to lick it into form, as a bear doth her young ones.
Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
Like Æsop's fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs.
All our geese are swans.
Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel.
Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular, all his life long.
Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.
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