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Born in November 30, 1554 / Died in October 17, 1586 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Sir Philip Sidney

Then farewell, world; thy uttermost I see; Eternal Love, maintain thy life in me.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
Night hath closed all in her cloak, Twinkling stars love-thoughts provoke,...
Let my whispering voice obtain Sweet reward for sharpest pain;
All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.
Oft have I mused, but now at length I find, Why those that die, men say they do depart.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange, one for the other given: I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, There never was a better bargain driven.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Yea, worse than death: death parts both woe and joy: From joy I part, still living in annoy.
No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.
In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretaken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said, will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow.
Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.