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
Contributed by: Zaady
I say with Didacus Stella, a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.
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
The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.
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