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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Aphorism of the Day

"Hard students are commonly troubled by gowts, catarrhes, rheums, cachexia, bradypepsia, bad eyes, stone, and collick, crudities, oppilations, vertigo, winds, consumptions, and all such diseases as come by over much sitting; they are for the most part lean, dry, ill-colored; spend their fortunes, lose their wits, and many times their lives; and all through immoderate pains and extraordinary studies."

-Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621 [link via Aphorisms, Quotations, and Wisecracks.]

For students: cheer up, summer break is coming!


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