Aphorisms Galore!

Robert Burton

English author and clergyman; b. 1577; d. 1640

Aphorisms Attributed to This Aphorist

tiny.ag/ieyckbys  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

Robert Burton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fj2gtz79  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance