Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on death and love

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Ring out your bells! Let mourning show be spread! For Love is dead.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Arcadia, 1580

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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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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on excellence, needs, and poets

There have been many most excellent poets that have never versified, and now swarm many versifiers that need never answer to the name of poets.

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 happiness

It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on death

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To be rhymed to death as is said to be done in Ireland.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on certainty, indifference, judgment, peace, sleep, wealth, and wit

Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, Th' indifferent judge between the high and low.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: Sonnet XXXIX

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on fear and friendship

There is nothing so great that I fear to do it for my friend; nothing so small that I will disdain to do it for him.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on health, labor, and life

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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