Robert Burton Quotes
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.
Great, Men, Top
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
Old, Friends, Enemy
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Love, Power, Sun
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Word, Sword, Deeper
A good conscience is a continual feast.
Good, Conscience, Feast
One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague.
Marriage, Another, Hell
What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love’s the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.
Life, Love, Nature
A quiet mind cureth all.
Peace, Mind, Quiet
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.
Happiness, She, Sun
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Love, Single, Fast
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Men, Power, Few
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Himself, Standing, Shoulders
Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes’ bastards.
Almost, Families, Ancient
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
Year, Scholars, Officers
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Idleness, Nobility, Appendix
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.
Life, Good, Bad
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Faith, Great, Often
No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
General, Rule, Admit