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We censure others but as they disagree from that humor which we fancy laudable in ourselves, and commend others but for that wherein they seem to quadrate and consent with us.
We ere somewhat more than ourselves in our sleep; and the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul. It is the ligation of sense, but the liberty of reason; and our waking conceptions do not match the fancies of our sleeps.
Who can speak of eternity without a solecism, or think thereof without an ecstasy?
Write thy wrongs in ashes.
Yet forget not that "the whole world is a phylactery, and everything we see an item of the wisdom, power, or goodness of God."
Yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
Women do most delight in revenge.
- Christian Morals (part III, sec. XII)
Festination may prove Precipitation;
Deliberating delay may be wise cunctation.
- Christian Morals (pt. I, sec. XXIII),
(paraphrasing Caesar) [Haste]
Think not thy time short in this world, since the world itself is not long. The created world is but a small parenthesis in eternity, and a short interposition, for a time, between such a state of duration as was before it and may be after it.
- Christian Morals (pt. III, XXIX) [Time]
I look upon you as a gem of the old rock.
- Dedication to Urn Burial [Ancestry]
Since the Brother of Death daily haunts us with dying mementoes.
- Hydriotaphia [Sleep]
The long habit of living disposeth us for dying.
- Hydriotaphia [Life]
Gold once out of the earth is no more due unto it; what was unreasonably committed to the ground, is reasonably resumed from it; let monuments and rich fabricks, not riches, adorn men's ashes.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. III) [Monuments]
Circles and right lines limit and close all bodies, and the mortal right-lined circle must conclude and shut up all.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Circles]
Gravestones tell truth scarce forty years.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Graves]
Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Fame]
Oblivion is not to be hired.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Oblivion]
There is nothing strictly immortal, but immortality. Whatever hath no beginning may be confident of no end.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Immortality]
To be nameless in worthy deeds, exceeds an infamous history.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Deeds]
To extend our memories by monuments, whose death we daily pray for, and whose duration we cannot hope, without injury to our expectations in the advent of the last day, were a contradiction to our belief.
- Hydriotaphia (ch. V) [Monuments]
Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
- Hydriotaphia (Urn-Burial) (ch. V) [Life]
Pliny hath an odd and remarkable Passage concerning the Death of Men and Animals upon the Recess or Ebb of the Sea.
- Letter to a Friend (sec. 7) [Death]
Every man is his own greatest enemy, and as it were his own executioner.
- Religio Medici [Enemies]
The severe schools shall never laugh me out of the philosophy of Hermes, that this visible world is but a picture of the invisible, wherein as in a portrait, things are not truly, but in equivocal shapes, and as they counterfeit some real substance in that invisible fabric.
- Religio Medici [World]
The voice of the world ["Charity begins at home"].
- Religio Medici [Charity]
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