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Robert Burton
English scholar (1577-1640)

Robert Burton was an English writer and fellow of Oxford University, best known for his encyclopedic book The Anatomy of Melancholy.
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Robert Burton Quotes

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Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
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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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To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in 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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What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning love's the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.


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I had not time to lick it into form, as a bear doth her young ones.
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Every man for himself, his own ends, the Devil for all.
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Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.
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A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.
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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.

           

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