• To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and be too acute in their apprehensions, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more.

    Sir Thomas Browne (1852). “The Works of Sir Thomas Browne: Urn-burial, Christian morals, Miscellanies, Correspondence, etc”, p.131