Robert Burton Quotes

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

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

All my joys to this are folly Naught so sweet as melancholy.

Robert Burton

One religion is as true as another

Robert Burton

Comparisons are odious.

Robert Burton

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Robert Burton

A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

Robert Burton

I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.

Robert Burton

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

Robert Burton

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

Robert Burton

[Ambitious men] may not cease, but as a dog in a wheel, a bird in a cage, or a squirrel in a chain, so Budaeus compares them; they climb and climb still, with much labour, but never make an end, never at the top.

Robert Burton

They do not live but linger.

Robert Burton

Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?

Robert Burton
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