Philip Sidney Quotes

Philip Sidney Quotes: A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate.
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Philip Sidney Quote: Like the air-invested heron, great persons should conduct themselves; and the higher they be, the less they should show.
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Quotes about Philip Sidney: Weigh not so much what men assert, as what they prove. Truth is simple and naked, and needs not invention to apparel her comeliness.
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Quote about Philip Sidney: A dull head thinks of no better way to show himself wise, than by suspecting everything in his way.
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Philip Sidney Sayings: 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.
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Philip Sidney Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Philip Sidney: Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts.
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Saying about Philip Sidney: There is no dearth of charity in the world in giving, but there is comparatively little exercised in thinking and speaking.
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Philip Sidney Quotes: Who will ever give counsel, if the counsel be judged by the event, and if it be not found wise, shall therefore be thought wicked?
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Philip Sidney Quote: It is against womanhood to be forward in their own wishes.
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Quotes about 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!
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Quote about Philip Sidney: Reason cannot show itself more reasonable than to cease reasoning on things above reason.
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Philip Sidney Sayings: 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.
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Philip Sidney Saying: As well the soldier dieth who standeth still as he that gives the bravest onset.
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Sayings about Philip Sidney: Give tribute, but not oblation, to human wisdom.
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Saying about Philip Sidney: It is no less vain to wish death than it is cowardly to fear it.
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Philip Sidney Quotes: The best legacy I can leave my children is free speech, and the example of using it.
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