All places are distant from heaven alike.
Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)
Source: Anatomy of Melancholy
Contributed by: Zaady
When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.
As that great captain, Ziska, would have a drum made of his skin when he was dead, because he thought the very noise of it would put his enemies to flight.
They lard their lean books with the fat of others' works.
Carcasses bleed at the sight of the murderer.
Can build castles in the air.
[Witches] steal young children out of their cradles, ministerio dæmonum, and put deformed in their rooms, which we call changelings.
[Quoting Seneca] Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."
Christ himself was poor. . . . And as he was himself, so he informed his apostles and disciples, they were all poor, prophets poor, apostles poor.
All poets are mad.
Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy
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