Sir Thomas Browne

1605 - 1682

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 god

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God is like a skilful Geometrician.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici I, 16.

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on citizenship, curiosity, nature, and reason

. . . indeed what reason may not go to Schoole to the wisdome of Bees, Ants, and Spiders? what wise hand teacheth them to doe what reason cannot teach us? ruder heads stand amazed at those prodigious pieces of nature, Whales, Elephants, Dromidaries and Camels; these I confesse, are the Colossus and Majestick pieces of her hand; but in these narrow Engines there is more curious Mathematicks, and the civilitie of these little Citizens more neatly sets forth the wisdome of their Maker.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956, p. 1001.

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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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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on charity and wealth

Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Christian Morals, 1716

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on life and purity

Life is pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on country

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Every Country hath its Machiavel.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, 1642

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A Quote by Sir Thomas Browne on enemies

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Yet is every man his own greatest enemy, and as it were his own executioner.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

Source: Religio Medici, part 2, section 4 (1635)

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