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ROBERT BURTON
English writer, philosopher and humorist
(1576 - 1640)
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I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Kindness]

Like Aesop's fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Policy]

Like the watermen that row one way and look another.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Boating]

Our wrangling lawyers . . . are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients' causes hereafter, some of them in hell.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Law]

They had their lean books with the fat of others' works.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Plagiarism]

We can say nothing but what hath been said . . . Our poets steal from Homer . . . . Our storydressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Plagiarism]

Women wear the breeches.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Women]

Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
         (p. 34), (ed. 1887) [Shoemaking]

Penny wise, pound foolish.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
         (p. 35) [Money : Proverbs]

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
      - Reflections on the Revolution in France
         (vol. III, p. 195) [Contention : Help]


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