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
Contributed by: Zaady
[Diseases] crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them so many anatomies.
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.
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