No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.

— Robert Burton

The most courageous Robert Burton quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

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

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What can't be cured must be endured.

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Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.

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

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Let thy fortune be what it will, 'tis thy mind alone that makes thee poor or rich, miserable or happy.

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To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

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The devil is the author of confusion.

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Be not solitary, be not idle

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The fear of death is worse than death.

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[T]hou canst not think worse of me than I do of myself.

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

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Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.

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About Robert Burton

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards.

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A mere scholar, a mere ass.

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Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

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

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

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What a glut of books! Who can read them?

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England is a paradise for women and hell for horses;

Italy a paradise for horses, hell for women, as the diverb goes.

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Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

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Melancholy can be overcome only by melancholy.

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Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'Tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

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If you like not my writing, go read something else.

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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.

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