Quotes by Robert Burton

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Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases.
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If there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.
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I have laboriously collected this cento out of diverse writers. I have wronged no authors but given every man his own. Bees do little harm and damage no one in extracting honey; I can say of myself, whom have I injured? The matter is theirs most part, and yet mine. It becomes something different in its new setting.
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Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies.
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Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.
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