Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on death, enemies, and thought

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.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

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

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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 children and schools

[Quoting Seneca] Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on christ and prophets

Christ himself was poor. . . . And as he was himself, so he informed his apostles and disciples, they were all poor, prophets poor, apostles poor.

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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