Philip Sidney Quotes

It is not good to wake a sleeping lion.

Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: “Fool,” said my Muse to me, “look in thy heart, and write!”

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

The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.

With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face!

Who doth desire that chaste his wife should be, first be he true, for truth doth truth deserve.

Some are unwisely liberal, and more delight to give presents than to pay debts.

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

Nothing sooner overthrows a weak head than opinion of authority; like too strong liquor for a frail glass.

Eagles we see fly alone; and they are but sheep which always herd together.