Robert Burton Quotes

Most popular Robert Burton Quotes

Matches are made in heaven.
— Robert Burton
Make a virtue of necessity.
— Robert Burton
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
— Robert Burton

communication

Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.
— Robert Burton

cooking

Who cannot give good counsel? 'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing.
— Robert Burton
Who cannot give good counsel?  'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing.

advice

If there be a hell upon earth it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

melancholy

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

marriage

It is an old saying, "A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword."

words

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
— Robert Burton
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.

love

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, they still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

ambition

I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind, wine and women, which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they bo commonly together.

wine