Robert Burton Quotes

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

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Robert Burton

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

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

Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.

Robert Burton

And this is that Homer's golden chain, which reacheth down from heaven to earth, by which every creature is annexed, and depends on his Creator.

Robert Burton

Birds of a feather will gather together.

Robert Burton

Every man, as the saying is, can tame a shrew but he that hath her.

Robert Burton

We can say nothing but what hath been said. Our poets steal from Homer... Our story-dressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.

Robert Burton
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