Robert Burton Quotes

[The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.

Robert Burton

[Diseases] crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them so many anatomies.

Robert Burton

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Other sins last but for awhile; the gut may be satisfied, anger remits, hatred hath an end, envy never ceaseth.

Robert Burton

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.

Robert Burton

Carcasses bleed at the sight of the murderer.

Robert Burton

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.

Robert Burton

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.

Robert Burton

Be not solitary, be not idle.

Robert Burton

What physic, what chirurgery, what wealth, favor, authority can relieve, bear out, assuage, or expel a troubled conscience? A quiet mind cureth all them, but all they cannot comfort a distressed soul: who can put to silence the voice of desperation?

Robert Burton

When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done.

Robert Burton

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.

Robert Burton

Where God hath a temple, the Devil will have a chapel.

Robert Burton

Make a virtue of necessity.

Robert Burton

England is a paradise for women and hell for horses; Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diverb goes.

Robert Burton

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.

Robert Burton

Cornelia kept her in talk till her children came from school, "and these," said she, "are my jewels."

Robert Burton
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