Philip Sidney, fully Sir Philip Sidney

Philip
Sidney, fully Sir Philip Sidney
1554
1588

English Poet, Scholar, Soldier and Courtier

Author Quotes

In the truly great, virtue governs with the sceptre of knowledge and wisdom.

As the love of the heavens make us heavenly, the love of virtue virtuous, so doth the love of the world make one become worldly.

As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work; so, with the use of suffering, men’s minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious.

To be ambitious of true honor and of the real glory and perfection of our nature is the very principle and incentive of virtue; but to be ambitious of titles, place, ceremonial respects, and civil pageantry, is as vain and little as the things are which we court.

Vice is but a nurse of agonies.

The end of all knowledge should be in virtuous action.

There is no man suddenly either extremely good or extremely evil.

Doing good is the only certain happy action of a man's life.

Ungratefulness is the very poison of manhood.

Weigh not so much what men say, as what they prove; remembering that truth is simple and naked, and needs not invective to apparel her comeliness.

Author Picture
First Name
Philip
Last Name
Sidney, fully Sir Philip Sidney
Birth Date
1554
Death Date
1588
Bio

English Poet, Scholar, Soldier and Courtier