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
Contributed by: Zaady
Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.
As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sect. 3, memb. 4, subsect. 1.
All poets are mad.
Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.
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."
Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride a gallop.
Many things happen between the cup and the lip.
Birds of a feather will gather together.
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