John Lyly

1554 - 1606

A Quote by John Lyly on envy

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The greatest harm that you can do unto the envious, is to do well.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Lyly

He that loseth his honestie hath nothing to lose.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Lyly on honesty and life

The measure of life is not length, but honesty.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Lyly on heart, hope, mind, past, and shame

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Lyly

The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

Source: Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), Page 47.

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A Quote by John Lyly

Maydens, be they never so foolyshe, yet beeing fayre they are commonly fortunate.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

Source: Euphues and his England, page 279.

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A Quote by John Lyly

As lyke as one pease is to another.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

Source: Euphues, 1579, Page 215.

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A Quote by John Lyly on beauty

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Beauty - a deceitful bait with a deadly hook.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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A Quote by John Lyly on blindness and sermons

It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon.

John Lyly (1554 - 1606)

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