Sir Philip Sidney

1554 - 1586

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 evil

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No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on excellence, knowledge, and learning

Each excellent thing, once learned, serves for a measure of all other knowledge.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on vices

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Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on defense and weapons

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on children, legacy, and speech

The best legacy I can leave my children is free speech, and the example of using it.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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

He cometh unto with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Defense of Poesy, 1580

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney

My dear, my better half.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

Source: The Arcadia, 1580

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on beginning, bravery, and danger

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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