Robert Burton Quotes

29 Robert Burton quotes:

"The devil is the author of confusion."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Devil Quotes
"Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses."
"A good conscience is a continual feast."
"No rule is so general, which admits not some exception."
"Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes
"They lard their lean books with the fat of others' works"
"A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword."
"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."
"No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread."
"Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both"
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Envy Quotes
"All poets are mad."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Were it not that they are loath to lay out money on a rope, they would be hanged forthwith, and sometimes die to save charges."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Money Quotes
"Most part of a lover's life is full of agony, anxiety, fear and grief, complaints, sighs, suspicions, and cares (heigh-ho my heart is woe), full of silence and irksome solitariness"
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Anxiety 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."
"A quiet mind cureth all."
"Idleness is an appendix to nobility."
"They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud"
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Humility Quotes
"We can say nothing but what hath been said . . . Our poets steal from Homer . . . he that comes last is commonly best."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"All places are distant from heaven alike"
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud."
Author: Burton Quotes Category: Humility Quotes

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