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By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Remember that in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action, wise folk.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

A brave captain is as a root, out of which, as branches, the courage of his soldiers doth spring.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Philip Sidney

Stella, the only planet of my light, Light of my life, and life of my desire, Chief good, whereto my hope doth only aspire, World of my wealth, and heav'n of my delight: Why dost thou spend the treasure of thy sprite, With voice more fit to wed Amphion's lyre, Seeking to quench in me the noble fire Fed by thy worth, and kindled by thy sight? And all in vain, for while thy breath most sweet, With choicest words, thy words with reasons rare, Thy reasons firmly set on Virtue's feet, Labor to kill in me this killing care: Oh, think I then, what paradise of joy It is, so fair a Virtue to enjoy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived in others because we first deceived ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

A fair woman shall not only command without authority but persuade without speaking.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

In the clear mind of virtue treason can find no hiding-place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Honor, thou strong idol of man's mind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

Who doth desire that chaste his wife should be, first be he true, for truth doth truth deserve.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

So, then, the best of the historian is subject to the poet; for whatsoever action or faction, whatsoever counsel, policy, or war-stratagem the historian is bound to recite, that may the poet, if he list, with his imitation make his own, beautifying it both for further teaching and more delighting, as it pleaseth him; having all, from Dante’s Heaven to his Hell, under the authority of his pen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Remember always, that man is a creature whose reason is often darkened with error.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

**Did you realize how much a kiss says, Philip???** Oh My Angel I doooo....A KISS is the beginning of, middle to, and end of most things I love about life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Our poor eyes were so enriched as to behold, and our low hearts so exalted as to love, a maid who is such, that as the greatest thing the world can show is her beauty, so the least thing that may be praised in her is her beauty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

If you neglect your work, you will dislike it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

To be ambitious of true honor and of the real glory and perfection of our nature is the very principle and incentive of virtue; but to be ambitious of titles, place, ceremonial respects, and civil pageantry, is as vain and little as the things are which we court

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Like the air-invested heron, great persons should conduct themselves; and the higher they be, the less they should show.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

How violently do rumors blow the sails of popular judgments! How few there be that can discern between truth and truth-likeness, between shows and substance!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The truly valiant dare everything but doing anybody an injury.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The violence of sorrow is not at the first to be striven withal; being, like a mighty beast, sooner tamed with following than overthrown by withstanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The journey of high honor lies not in smooth ways.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

For as much as to understand and to be mighty are great qualities, the higher that they be, they are so much the less to be esteemed if goodness also abound not in the possessor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The judgment of the world stands upon matter of fortune.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

What is birth to a man if it shall be a stain to his dead ancestors to have left such an offspring?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Contentions for trifles can get but a trifling victory.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

In shame there is no comfort but to be beyond all bounds of shame.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Men are almost always cruel in their neighbors' faults; and make others' overthrow the badge of their own ill-masked virtue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Love, one time, layeth burdens; another time, giveth wings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

It is no less vain to wish death than it is cowardly to fear it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

The truly great and good, in affliction, bear a countenance more princely than they are wont; for it is the temper of the highest hearts, like the palm-tree, to strive most upwards when it is most burdened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Ambition thinks no face so beautiful as that which looks from under a crown.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

The general goodness, which is nourished in noble hearts makes every one think that strength of virtue to be in another whereof they find assured foundation in themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

In the performance of a good action, we not only benefit ourselves, but we confer a blessing upon others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Indeed, the Roman laws allowed no person to be carried to the wars but he that was in the soldiers roll.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

Woman was formed to admire; man to be admirable. His are the glories of the sun at noonday; hers the softened splendors of the midnight moon.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

Come, Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, Th' indifferent judge between the high and low; With shield of proof shield me from out the prease Of those fierce darts Despair at me doth throw.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

When it shall please God to bring thee to man's estate, use great providence and circumspection in choosing thy wife. For from thence will spring all thy future good or evil; and it is an action of life, like unto a stratagem of war; wherein a man can err but once!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work; so with the use of suffering, men's minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are not to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Cupid makes it his sport to pull the warrior's plum.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Hope itself is a pain, while it is overmatched by fear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Philip Sidney

Valor is abased by too much loftiness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

Courage without discipline is nearer beastliness than manhood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

A dull head thinks of no better way to show himself wise, than by suspecting everything in his way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Philip Sidney

As well the soldier dieth who standeth still as he that gives the bravest onset.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

It is against womanhood to be forward in their own wishes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

Malice, in its false witness, promotes its tale with so cunning a confusion, so mingles truths with falsehoods, surmises with certainties, causes of no moment with matters capital, that the accused can absolutely neither grant nor deny, plead innocen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Philip Sidney

My thoughts, imprisoned in my secret woes, with flamy breaths do issue oft in sound.