English poet, courtier, diplomat (1554-1586)
Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.
Philip Sidney Quotes
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
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.
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
The best legacy I can leave my children is free speech, and the example of using it.
To be rhymed to death as is said to be done in Ireland.
Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face!
With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
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