Best Quotes by Robert Burton (Top 10)

  1. No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
  2. A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
  6. We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
  7. No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
  8. To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
  9. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
  10. Idleness is an appendix to nobility.

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