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Thomas Browne
October 19, 1605 - October 19, 1682
Nationality: British
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: British Scientist

As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.


Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.


Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.


Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.


There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.


A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.


We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.

    Topics: Death

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.


Death is the cure for all diseases.


Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.


Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.


We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.


It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.


All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.


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.


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.


Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.


Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.


Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.


It is we that are blind, not fortune.


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