Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on losing

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Like Æsop's fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs.

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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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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