It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.

— Sir Philip Sidney

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Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.


Either I will find a way, or I will make one.


The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.


Either I will find away or I will make one


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.


Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.


The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.


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.


To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.


Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.


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.


About Sir Philip Sidney

Quotes 19 sayings
Birthday October 16

All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.


But words came halting forth, wanting Invention


It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.


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.


With a tale, for sooth, he comet unto you;

with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.


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.

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