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These studies are a spur to the young, a delight to the old; an ornament in prosperity, a consoling refuge in adversity; they are pleasure for us at home, and no burden abroad; they stay up with us at night, they accompany us when we travel, they are with. - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]

Love me little, love me long, Is the burden of my song. - Robert Herrick

Alike all ages: Dames of ancient days Have led their children through the mirthful maze, And the gay grandsire, skilled in gestic lore, Has frisked beneath the burden of threescore. - Oliver Goldsmith

Christians and camels receive their burdens kneeling. - Ambrose Bierce

With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish it were done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern. - Matthew Arnold

The secret counsels of princes are a troublesome burden to such as have only to execute them. [Fr., C'est une importune garde, du secret des princes, a qui n'en que faire] - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

I live an idle burden to the ground. - Homer [Homeros]

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. - Allen Ginsberg