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81 Famous Quotes by Robert Burton
2/8/1577 - 1/25/1640
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Why doth one man's yawning make another yawn?

Example Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsect. 2)

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Believe Robert who has tried it. [Lat., Experto crede Roberto.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, a proverb quoted by him in the introduction

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

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sc. II, memb. 2, subsect. 3)

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Hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 3)

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Going as if he trod upon eggs.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 3)

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A man convinced against his will, Is of the some opinion still.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Great actions are not always true sons Of great and mighty resolutions.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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I am not now in fortune's power, He that is down can fall no lower.

Proverbs Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsec. I)

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Out of too much learning become mad.

Learning Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. 4, memb. 1, subsec. 2)

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Our wrangling lawyers . . . are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.

Law Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader

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All places are distant from heaven alike.

Heaven Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. II, sec. III, Memb. 4)

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Put his shoulder to the wheel.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. II, sect. I, memb. 2)

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England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.

England Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 1, subsect. 2)

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Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so head he many vices; . . . he had two distinct persons in him.

Character Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader

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

Churches Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. IV, memb. 1, subsec. 1)

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He is only fanastical that is not in fashion.

Fashion Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. II, memb. 2, subsect. 3)

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Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.

Shoemaking Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 34), (ed. 1887)

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Many things happen between the cup and the lip.

Fate Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. II, sec. II, memb. 3)

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

Matrimony Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. II, mem. 5, subs. 5)

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He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay.

Choice Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. 2, mem. 5, subs. 5), quoted

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See one promontory (said Socrates of old) one mountain, one sea, one river, and see all.

Nature Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. 2, memb. 4, subsec. 7)

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Penny wise, pound foolish.

Money Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.

Worship Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec,. IV, memb. 1, subsec. 5)

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