There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)
Source: Religio Medici, 1870
Contributed by: Zaady
To believe only possibilities is not Faith, but mere Philosophy.
Source: Religio Medici
I have tried if I could reach that great resolution . . . to be honest without a thought of Heaven or Hell.
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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