To believe only possibilities is not Faith, but mere Philosophy.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)
Source: Religio Medici
Contributed by: Zaady
I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell.
No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, . . . but delight to be alone and single with Omnipresency. . . .
Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
Source: Christian Morals, 1716
Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
Life is pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Every Country hath its Machiavel.
Source: Religio Medici, 1642
Yet is every man his own greatest enemy, and as it were his own executioner.
Source: Religio Medici, part 2, section 4 (1635)
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
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