Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney

Have I caught my heav'nly jewel.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Astrophel and Stella, 1591

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on heart and nature

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney

Open suspecting of others comes of secretly condemning ourselves.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on food and knowledge

Sweet food of sweetly uttered knowledge.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Defense of Poesy, 1580

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on silence

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Shallow brooks murmur most, deep and silent slide away.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Arcadia, 1580

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on children, men, and play

With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Defence of Poesie, written 1579-80; published 1595

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on heart

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Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool!" said my muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write."

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Astrophel and Stella, 1591

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on necessity

Thy necessity is yet greater than mine.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Said on the battlefield, September 22, 1586, on giving his water bottle to a dying soldier.

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on nobility

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney

With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face!

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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