melancholy

A Quote by Thomas Gray on birth, earth, fame, fortune, humility, melancholy, science, and youth

Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on habits and melancholy

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

Source: His Wit and Wisdom

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A Quote by Samuel Rogers on charm, gloom, madness, and melancholy

Go! you may call it madness, folly; You shall not chase my gloom away! There 's such a charm in melancholy I would not if I could be gay.

Samuel Rogers (1763 - 1855)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy

Naught so sweet as melancholy.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy and men

Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by R. Palmer on age, eternity, hope, melancholy, reward, world, and youth

A comfortable old age is the reward of a weII-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it should give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.

R. Palmer

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on books, death, desires, humor, melancholy, nature, past, preparation, questions, readiness, secrets, soul, suffering, present, and wit

Books come at my call and return when I desire them; they are never out of humor and they answer all my questions with readiness. Some present in review before me the events of past ages; others reveal to me the secrets of Nature. These teach me how to live, and those how to die; these dispel my melancholy by their mirth, and amuse me by their sallies of wit. Some there are who prepare my soul to suffer everything, to desire nothing, and to become thoroughly acquainted with itself. In a word, they open the door to all the arts and sciences.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on melancholy

Forc'd from their homes, a melancholy train, To traverse climes beyond the western main; Where wild Oswego spreads her swamps around, And Niagara stuns with thundering sound.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on laziness and melancholy

Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow, Or by the lazy Scheld or wandering Po.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Joseph Story on benevolence, charity, evil, exercise, forgiveness, good, heart, humility, imagination, judgment, learning, melancholy, men, mercy, persecution, pride, proof, purpose, religion, salvation, spirit, spirituality, teaching, vengean

How it is possible to imagine that a religion breathing the spirit of mercy and benevolence, teaching the forgiveness of injuries, the exercise of charity, and the return of good for evil, can be so perverted as to breathe the spirit of slaughter and persecution, of discord and vengeance, for differences of opinion, is a most unaccountable and extraordinary phenomenon. Still more extraordinary, that it should be the doctrine, not of base and wicked men merely seeking to cover up their own misdeeds, but of good men, seeking the way of salvation with uprightness of heart and purpose. It affords a melancholy proof of the infirmity of human judgment, and teaches a lesson of humility from which spiritual pride may learn meekness, and spiritual zeal a moderating wisdom.

Joseph Story (1779 - 1845)

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