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
Contributed by: Zaady
No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue.
Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.
Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.
Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
The best legacy I can leave my children is free speech, and the example of using it.
He cometh unto with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
Source: The Defense of Poesy, 1580
My dear, my better half.
Source: The Arcadia, 1580
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
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