[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
Contributed by: Zaady
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."
Who cannot give good counsel? T'is cheap, it costs them nothing.
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].
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