Robert Burton Quotes

Our conscience, which is a great ledger book, wherein are written all our offenses...grinds our souls with the remembrance of some precedent sins, makes us reflect upon, accuse and condemn ourselves.

Robert Burton

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.

Robert Burton

Birds of a feather will gather together.

Robert Burton

Many men are melancholy by hearing music, but it is a pleasing melancholy that it causeth; and therefore to such as are discontent, in woe, fear, sorrow, or dejected, it is a most present remedy.

Robert Burton

The commonwealth of Venice in their armory have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."

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All places are distant from heaven alike.

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Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles,the one to be held by, the other not.

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Many things happen between the cup and the lip.

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Set a beggar on horseback and he will ride a gallop.

Robert Burton

Machiavel says virtue and riches seldom settle on one man.

Robert Burton

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

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[Desire] is a perpetual rack, or horsemill, according to Austin, still going round as in a ring.

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They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

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One religion is as true as another.

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The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.

Robert Burton

For ignorance is the mother of devotion, as all the world knows, and these times can amply witness.

Robert Burton
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