Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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 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

Contributed by: Zaady

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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A Quote by Robert Burton on books

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They lard their lean books with the fat of others' works.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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