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Thomas Browne

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We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.

— Thomas Browne

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I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Archilles; Fortune hath not one place to hit me.

— Thomas Browne

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This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.

— Thomas Browne

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The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying

— Thomas Browne


Were every one employed in points concordant to their natures, professions, and arts, commonwealths would rise up of themselves.

— Thomas Browne


Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

— Thomas Browne

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

— Thomas Browne

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

— Thomas Browne

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Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.

— Thomas Browne

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

— Thomas Browne

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About Thomas Browne

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In the eighteenth century Samuel Johnson who shared Browne's love of the Latinate wrote a brief Life in which he praised Browne as a faithful Christian but gave a mixed reception to his prose:

In the nineteenth century Browne's reputation was revived by the Romantics. The German author W. The other discourse in the unique literary diptych and antithetical in style subject-matter and imagery is The Garden of Cyrus or The Quincunciall Lozenge or Network Plantations of the Ancients Artificially Naturally and Mystically Considered whose subject is the quincunx the arrangement of five units like the five-spot in dice which Browne used to demonstrate that evidence of the Platonic forms and intelligent design exist throughout Nature.

Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry while his Christian faith exuded tolerance and goodwill towards humanity in an often intolerant era. His literary style varies according to genre resulting in a rich unusual prose that ranges from rough notebook observations to the highest baroque eloquence.

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