Sir Thomas Browne

1605 - 1682

A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on men and wonder

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It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on confusion, enemies, god, hatred, laughter, men, reason, religion, and virtue

If there be any among those common objects of hatred I do contemn and laugh at, it is that great enemy of reason, virtue, and religion, the multitude; that numerous piece of monstrosity, which, taken asunder, seem men, and the reasonable creatures of God, but, confused together, make but one great beast, and a monstrosity more prodigious than Hydra.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on beginning, cities, heaven, and order

All things began in Order, so shall they end, and so shall they begin again, according to the Ordainer of Order, and the mystical mathematicks of the City of Heaven.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus, 1896.

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on death and life

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Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on angels, belief, and existence

Therefore for Spirits, I am so far from denying their existence that I could easily believe, that not only whole Countries, but particular persons, have their Tutelary and Guardian Angels.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, 1835

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on anger

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There is another man within me that's angry with me.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne

He who discommendeth others obliquely commendeth himself.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Christian Morals

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on death and disease

We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, part 2, chapter 9 (1635)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on solitude

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, . . . but delight to be alone and single with Omnipresency. . . .

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne

Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Christian Morals, 1716

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