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
Contributed by: Zaady
All places are distant from heaven alike.
When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.
As that great captain, Ziska, would have a drum made of his skin when he was dead, because he thought the very noise of it would put his enemies to flight.
I say with Didacus Stella, a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.
As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sect. 3, memb. 4, subsect. 1.
They have consciences that will stretch.
Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.
To these crocodile tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful countenance.
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