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Robert Burton

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Febrero 1577
Fecha de muerte: 25. Enero 1640

Robert Burton fue un clérigo y erudito inglés, profesor de la Universidad de Oxford, que ha pasado a la posteridad por su largo ensayo La anatomía de la melancolía , considerado obra capital de las letras británicas.

Frases Robert Burton

„Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both.“

—  Robert Burton
Context: Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Other sins last but for awhile; the gut may be satisfied, anger remits, hatred hath an end, envy never ceaseth. Section 2, member 3, subsection 7, Envy, Malice, Hatred, Causes.

„Our conscience, which is a great ledger book, wherein are written all our offenses...grinds our souls with the remembrance of some precedent sins, makes us reflect upon, accuse and condemn ourselves.“

—  Robert Burton
Context: Our conscience, which is a great ledger book, wherein are written all our offenses... grinds our souls with the remembrance of some precedent sins, makes us reflect upon, accuse and condemn ourselves. Section 4, member 2, subsection 3, Causes of Despair, the Devil, Melancholy, Meditation, Distrust, Weakness of Faith, Rigid Ministers, Misunderstanding Scriptures, Guilty Consciences, etc.

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