I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)
Source: Religio Medici
Contributed by: Zaady
No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.
Source: Urn Burial
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.
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.
Source: Religio Medici, 1835
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