I thank you for nothing, because I understand nothing.
John Lyly (1554 - 1606)
Contributed by: Zaady
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
Source: Euphues, 1579, Page 81.
The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble.
A Rose is sweeter in the budde than full blowne.
Source: Euphues and his England, page 314.
Your eyes are so sharpe that you cannot onely looke through a Milstone, but cleane through the minde.
Source: Euphues and his England, page 289.
There can no great smoke arise, but there must be some fire.
Source: Euphues and his Euphbus, page 153.
Where the streame runneth smoothest, the water is deepest.
Source: Euphues and his England, page 287.
Instruments sound sweetest when they are touched softest.
Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish.
Be valyaunt, but not too venturous. Let thy attyre bee comely, but not costly.
Source: Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), page 39.
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