Thomas Browne Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old thomas browne quotes, thomas browne sayings, and thomas browne proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Thomas Browne

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.     

Thomas Browne

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

Thomas Browne

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

Thomas Browne

All the wonders you seek are within yourself.     

Thomas Browne

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.     

Thomas Browne

A diamond, which is the hardest of stones, not yielding unto steel, emery or any other thing, is yet made soft by the blood of a goat.     

Thomas Browne

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

Thomas Browne

Oblivion is not to be hired: The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the Register of God, not in the record of man.     

Thomas Browne

A diamond, which is the hardest of stones, not yielding unto steel, emery or any other thing, is yet made soft by the blood of a goat.     

Thomas Browne

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

Thomas Browne

Affection should not be too sharp eyed, and love is not made by magnifying glasses.     

Thomas Browne

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.     

Thomas Browne

Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plan religion.     

Thomas Browne

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuffbox, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.     

Thomas Browne

Affection should not be too sharp eyed, and love is not made by magnifying glasses.     

Thomas Browne

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

Thomas Browne

The discourses of the table among true loving friends are held in strict silence.      

Thomas Browne

Think before you act; think twice before you speak.     

Thomas Browne