Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

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 on good

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Who cannot give good counsel? T'is cheap, it costs them nothing.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards; their worthiest captains, best wits, greatest scholars, bravest spirits in all our annals, have been base [born].

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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