Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on earth and heaven

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.

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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A Quote by Robert Burton on endurance

What can't be cured must be endured.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on desires and horses

[Desire] is a perpetual rack, or horse mill, according to Austin, still going round as in a ring.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on disease and soul

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

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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