From Wikipedia:Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
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The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
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!
I willingly confess that it likes me better when I find virtue in a fair lodging than when I am bound to seek it in an ill-favored creature.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
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
If you neglect your work, you will dislike it; if you do it well, you will enjoy it
Either I will find a way, or I will make One.
But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay;
Invention, Nature's child, fled stepdame Study's blows;
And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way.
Thus, great 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.
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.
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.
Love, one time, layeth burdens; another time, giveth wings.
The best legacy I can leave my children is free speech, and the example of using it.
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.
Since bodily strength is but a servant to the mind, it were very barbarous and preposterous that force should be made judge over reason.
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.
Often extraordinary excellence, not being rightly conceived, does rather offend than please.
There is nothing sooner overthrows a weak head than opinion by authority, like too strong a liquor for a frail glass.
If any sensual weakness arise, we are to yield all our sound forces to the overthrowing of so unnatural a rebellion; wherein how can we want courage, since we are to deal against so feeble an adversary, that in itself is nothing but weakness? Nay, we are to resolve that if reason direct it, we must do it, and if we must do it, we will do it; for to say "I cannot" is childish, and "I will not" is womanish.
A brave captain is as a root, out of which, as branches, the courage of his soldiers doth spring.
A popular license is indeed the many-headed tyrant.
There is nothing so great that I fear to do it for my friend;
nothing so small that I will disdain to do it for him.
Cupid makes it his sport to pull the warrior's plum.
It is manifest that all government of action is to be gotten by knowledge, and knowledge best, by gathering many knowledges, which is reading.
True bravery is quiet, undemonstrative.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
Great captains do never use long orations when it comes to the point of execution.
Take thou of me, sweet pillowes, sweetest bed;
A chamber deafe of noise, and blind of light, A rosie garland and a weary hed.
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.
Great is not great to the greater.
High honor is not only gotten and born by pain and danger, but must be nursed by the like, else it vanisheth as soon as it appears to the world.
Doing good is the only certainly happy action of a man's life.
It is no less vain to wish death than it is cowardly to fear it.
Ambition thinks no face so beautiful as that which looks from under a crown.
In the clear mind of virtue treason can find no hiding-place.
Like the air-invested heron, great persons should conduct themselves;
and the higher they be, the less they should show.
It is against womanhood to be forward in their own wishes.
Honor, thou strong idol of man's mind.
As the fertilest ground, must be manured, so must the highest flying wit have a Daedalus to guide him.
A noble cause doth ease much a grievous case.
Who will adhere to him that abandons himself?
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.
He travels safe and not unpleasantly who is guarded by poverty and guided by love.
Truth is the ground of science, the centre wherein all things repose, and is the type of eternity.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
My true love hath my heart, and I have his
The judgment of the world stands upon matter of fortune.
It many times falls out that we deem ourselves much deceived in others because we first deceived ourselves.
The lightsome countenance of a friend giveth such an inward decking to the house where it lodgeth, as proudest palaces have cause to envy the gilding.
God has appointed us captains of this our bodily fort, which, without treason to that majesty, are never to be delivered over till they are demanded.