Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

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 poets

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All poets are mad.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on authors, confusion, devil, and lies

The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on company

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Homer himself must beg if he want means, and as by report sometimes he did "go from door to door and sing ballads, with a company of boys about him."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride a gallop.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Many things happen between the cup and the lip.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on birds

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Birds of a feather will gather together.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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