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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.
Robert Burton
Great, Men, Top

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
Robert Burton
Old, Friends, Enemy

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton
Love, Power, Sun

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton
Word, Sword, Deeper

A good conscience is a continual feast.
Robert Burton
Good, Conscience, Feast

One was never married, and that’s his hell; another is, and that’s his plague.
Robert Burton
Marriage, Another, Hell

What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love’s the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.
Robert Burton
Life, Love, Nature

A quiet mind cureth all.
Robert Burton
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.
Robert Burton
Happiness, She, Sun

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton
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.
Robert Burton
Men, Power, Few

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Robert Burton
Himself, Standing, Shoulders

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes’ bastards.
Robert Burton
Almost, Families, Ancient

We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
Robert Burton
Year, Scholars, Officers

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
Robert Burton
Idleness, Nobility, Appendix

Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.
Robert Burton
Life, Good, Bad

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Robert Burton
Faith, Great, Often

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
Robert Burton
General, Rule, Admit

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