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2/8/1577 - 1/25/1640
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One religion is as true as another.

Religion Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (bk. III, sec. IV, memb. 2, subsec, 1)

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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Help Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France (vol. III, p. 195)

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I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.

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

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

Cookery Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 2, subsec. 2)

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The rich Physician, honor'd Lawyers ride, Whilst the poor Scholar foots it by their side. [Lat., Dat Galenus opes, dat Justinianus honores, Sed genus species cogitur ire pedes.]

Medicine Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (I, 2, 3, 15)

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Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.

Idleness Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 2, subsect. 6)

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From this it appears how much more cruel the pen may be than the sword. [Lat., Hinc quam sit calamus saevior euse, patet.]

Pen Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. XXI, mem. 4, subsec. 4)

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

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

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A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Shame Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsec. 6)

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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.

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

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Aristotle said , , , melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Wit Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. III, memb. 1, subsect. 3)

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Go then merrily to Heaven.

Merriment Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. II, sec. 3, memb. 1)

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Birds of a feather will gather together.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Like the watermen that row one way and look another.

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

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

Pride Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsect. 14)

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For I light my candle from their torches.

Light Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 5, subsec. 1)

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

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

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[Witches] steal young children out of their cradles, ministerio doemonum, and put deformed in their rooms, which we call changelings.

Childhood Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sect. II, memb. 1, subsect. 3)

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Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.

Childhood Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 6, subsect. 5)

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Build castles in the air.

Imagination Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 1, subsect. 3)

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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Imagination Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 1, subsect. 3)

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For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.

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

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Wonders I sing; the sun has set; no night has followed. [Lat., Mira cano; sol occubuit; Nox nulla secuta est.]

Wonders Quotes, by Robert Burton , Source: quoting Giraldus Gambrensis found in Camden "Epigrammes"

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