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"A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth."
Joseph Conrad
Robert Burton Quotes
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Robert Burton

Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
Robert Burton

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.
Robert Burton

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton

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

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Robert Burton

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton

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.
Robert Burton

Type:
Writer
Date of Birth:
1577-02-08
Year of Death:
1640
Nationality:
English
 

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