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
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.
If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled.
Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so had he many vices; he had two distinct persons in him.
The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."
"Let me not live," saith Aretine's Antonia, "if I had not rather hear thy discourse than see a play."
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