Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

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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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on heart

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High erected thoughts seated in the heart of courtesy.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Arcadia, 1580

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on credulity, heart, and honesty

The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on ambition, glory, honor, perfection, principles, and virtue

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on love, mind, and pleasure

Leave me, O Love, which reachest but to dust, And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things; Grow rich in that which never taketh rust; Whatever fades, but fading pleasure brings.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Arcadia, 1580

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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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