John Florio

John
Florio
1553
1625

English Translator, Lexicographer, Royal Language Tutor at the Court of James I

Author Quotes

Who has not served cannot command.

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

What thing is more difficult? A man to know hym self.

Which is the freest thing that is? I beleeue thought.

Al that glistreth is not gold.

He is a valiaunt victor, a famous Conquerour, and a mighty prince, that can vanquishe himselfe.

Musick is said to be the rejoysing of the hart: musicke comforteth the mynde, and feareth the enimie.

Night is the mother of thoughts.

Offices are given, but not discretion.

One man is worth a hundred & a hundred is not worth one.

The end makes all men equal.

The ware is not his that gathers it, but his that enjoyes it.

The wisdom of a foole is in his tongue, & the tongue of the wise man is hydden in his hart.

Every extremitie is a vice.

He that hurts another hurts himself.

Patience is the best medicine.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Florio
Birth Date
1553
Death Date
1625
Bio

English Translator, Lexicographer, Royal Language Tutor at the Court of James I