Sir Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney

British Author, Courtier

Lived from: 1554-1586

Quotes: Sir Philip Sidney

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    A popular licence is indeed the many-headed tyrant.
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    A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
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    Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.
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    All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
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    Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.
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    Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
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    Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
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    Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.
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    It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
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    It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
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    Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.
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    The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
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    Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.
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    To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
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    Unlawful desires are punished after the effect of enjoying; but impossible desires are punished in the desire itself.
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