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Robert Burton Quotes and Sayings

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One was never married, and that's his hell;
another is,
and that's his plague.
- Robert Burton

Related topics: Marriage

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

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
- Robert Burton

Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have
been at first princes' bastards.
- Robert Burton

 

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

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

Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
- Robert Burton

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A good conscience is a continual feast.
- Robert Burton

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see
farther than a giant himself.
- Robert Burton

A quiet mind cureth all.
- Robert Burton

We can make mayors and officers every year,
but not scholars.
- Robert Burton

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

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

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

The men who succeed are the efficient few.
They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Robert Burton

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

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world.
- Anonymous (attributed to Bill Wilson, Brandi Snyder and others)

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou


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