Robert Burton Quotes

No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.

Robert Burton

I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling.

Robert Burton

It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style betrays us.

Robert Burton

For idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton

žIdleness is an appendix to nobilityÓ

Robert Burton

Idleness is the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the stepmother of discipline, the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other diseases; for the mind is naturally active, and, if it is not occupied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief or sinks into melancholy.

Robert Burton

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

Robert Burton

He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay

Robert Burton

England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.

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

Health indeed is a precious thing, to recover and preserve which we undergo any misery, drink bitter potions, freely give our goods: restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee.

Robert Burton

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

Robert Burton

Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Robert Burton

One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.

Robert Burton

They are proud in humility; proud that they are not proud.

Robert Burton

All our geese are swans.

Robert Burton
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