Stefano Guazzo

Stefano
Guazzo
1530
1593

Italian Writer

Author Quotes

When the prayer is granted, they cheat the saint.

Many judges and counsellors are afraid to name to their prince that excellent mother of a bad son, I mean Truth.

The mouth of hell is full of good resolutions.

There are many who write good deeds in the dust, and injuries on marble.

There is nothing that adds more lustre to a prince than having efficient officers.

To show favour to a villain is to sow in the sea, and to be guilty of an injustice.

Water at a distance does not put out a fire near at hand.

In an old man all his other vices grow old, but avarice alone grows younger.

It is better to be the head of a lizard than the tail of a dragon.

It is better to give away the wool than the sheep.

Man, in a word, is a world in miniature, and the most perfect and most finished work of God.

According to the physiognomists the monster in body is a monster in mind.

And if thou freely wilt, in bribes thy coyne bestow, both judge, and jurie will bee prest, all favor thee to showe: Yea Gods from heaven will hither come, all honor thee to doe

Better a live dog than a dead lion.

Crows do not pick out other crows? eyes.

He who does not look before him stays behind.

I call the beginning of death the whole course of life, beginning with our birth, from which point we commence to die, and each moment of every day brings us nearer to our end.

A king without instruction is like a donkey crowned.

A woman, an asse, and a walnut tree,
Bring the more fruit, the more beaten they be.

As there is nothing more hurtfull than to bee hated, so there is nothing more helpefull then to be loved.

And if thou freely wilt, in bribes thy coyne bestow, both judge, and jurie will bee prest, all favor thee to showe: Yea Gods from heaven will hither come, all honor thee to doe.

Mirth is the onelie instrument to prolong mannes life.

What thing was the most swiftest in the world? Mans minde, because in a moment of time it discurres all things.

To have health of body, it is necessarie to have contentment of minde.

There is no king but is descended of slaves, nor slave but cometh of kings.

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First Name
Stefano
Last Name
Guazzo
Birth Date
1530
Death Date
1593
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Italian Writer