Thomas Browne Quotes
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Every man's own reason is his best Oedipus.
Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot, than any that stand remembered in the known account of time? Without the favour of the everlasting register, the first man had been as unknown as the last, and Methuselah's long life had been his only chronicle.
The world that I regard is myself, it is the Microcosme of mine own frame, that I cast mine eye on; for the other, I use it but like my Globe, and turn it round sometimes for my recreation. Men that look upon my outside, perusing only my condition, and fortunes, do erre in my altitude; for I am above Atlas his shoulders.