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.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)
Source: Religio Medici (1635)
Contributed by: Zaady
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, Sleep is so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
Source: Religio Medici
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.
Not pickt from the leaves of any author, but bred amongst the weeds and tares of mine own brain.
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.
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