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.
[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.
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."
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