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Robert Burton (1577-1640)

English cleric, scholar, and author

One religion is as true as another.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy

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.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy

All poets are mad.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy

We can say nothing but what hath been said.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy

The fear of some divine and supreme powers, keeps men in obedience.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy

Of woman's unnatural, insatiable lust, what country, what village doth not complain?

ROBERT BURTON, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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

ROBERT BURTON, The Anatomy of Melancholy

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.

ROBERT BURTON, Anatomy of Melancholy


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