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.
Contributed by: Zaady
They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face!
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.
Source: Defence of Poesie, written 1579-80; published 1595
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
To be rhymed to death as is said to be done in Ireland.
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.
Source: Sonnet XXXIX
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.
The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.
High erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.
Source: The Arcadia, 1580
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