Robert Burton Quotes

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

Birds of a feather will gather together.

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

As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it.

Robert Burton

Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.

Robert Burton
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