Robert Burton Quotes

Robert Burton

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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.

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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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Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword.
(Hinc Gham Sit Calmus Saevior Ense Patet)

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A good conscience is a continual feast.

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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.

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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.

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