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 :: 1605-1682, British Author, Physician,, Philosopher

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A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Truth]

 

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All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Nature]

 

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As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Reason]

 

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Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Charity]

 

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But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Fame]

 

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Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Charity]

 

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Come, fair repentance, daughter of the skies! Soft harbinger of soon returning virtue; The weeping messenger of grace from heaven.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Repentance]

 

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Death is the cure for all diseases.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Death and Dying]

 

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Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Hatred]

 

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I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Procreation]

 

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It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Faces]

 

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It is we that are blind, not fortune.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Eyes]

 

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Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Envy]

 

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Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Death and Dying]

 

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Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Passion]

 

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Nature is the art of God.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Nature]

 

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Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Obstinacy]

 

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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Potential]

 

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Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Death and Dying]

 

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To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.
~ Sir Thomas Browne - [Faith]

 

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