Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on cities, happiness, peace, time, and war

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

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A Quote by Robert Burton on heaven

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All places are distant from heaven alike.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on death, enemies, and thought

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.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

I say with Didacus Stella, a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on devil

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Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on clarity

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As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sect. 3, memb. 4, subsect. 1.

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A Quote by Robert Burton

They have consciences that will stretch.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on art, cooking, nobility, and science

Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on sorrow and tears

To these crocodile tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful countenance.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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