Quotes by Robert South
- A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Anger is a transient hatred or at least very like it.
- God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
- It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
- No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the state. Like beams in a house or bones to a body, so is order to all things.
- The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
- The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
- When Fortune smiles, I smile to think how quickly she will frown.