Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
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."
Like a hog, or dog in the manger, he doth only keep it because it shall do nobody else good, hurting himself and others.
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.
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