Not pickt from the leaves of any author, but bred amongst the weeds and tares of mine own brain.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)
Source: Religio Medici
Contributed by: Zaady
A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Source: Religio Medici, part 2, section 6 (1635)
All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
Had not almost every man suffered by the Press, or were not the tyranny thereof become universal, I had not wanted reason for complaint.
Source: Religio Medici, 1642, preface.
We carry with us the wonders we seek without us.
Source: Religio Medici (1635)
That miracles have been, I do believe; that they may yet be wrought by the living, I do not deny; but I have no confidence on those which are fathered on the dead.
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, Sleep is so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
He hath riches sufficient, who hath enough to be charitable.
Think not silence the wisdom of fools; but, if rightly timed, the honor of wise men, who have not the infirmity, but the virtue of taciturnity.
Source: Christian Morals (1680)
As sins proceed, they ever multiply; and like figures in arithmetic, the last stands for more than all that went before it.
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