Sir Philip Sidney Quotes

Inspirational quotes by Sir Philip Sidney

Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.
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.
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.
No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

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The Rock Of Rubies, And The Quarry Of Pearls
 by Robert Herrick

Some ask'd me where the rubies grew,
And nothing I did say :
But with my finger pointed to
The lips of Julia.
Some ask'd how pearls did grow, and where ;
Then spoke I to my girl,
To part her lips, and show'd them there
The quarelets of Pearl.
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