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.
More Quotes from Robert Burton:Like sop's fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs.
Like him in sop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.
The commonwealth of Venice in their armoury have this inscription 'Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war.'
And this is that Homer's golden chain, which reacheth down from heaven to earth, by which every creature is annexed, and depends on his Creator.
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
What is a ship but a prison.
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The rosary was said every evening. I always liked that sentence about the medieval Churches, that they were the Bibles of the poor. The Church was my first book and I would think it is still my most important book.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.