94 Total Quotes

Sir Sidney Quotes

Alexander received more bravery of mind by the pattern of Achilles, than by hearing the definition of fortitude.
Sir Sidney
#Guidance #Bravery

Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea
Sir Sidney
#God

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.
Sir Sidney
#English Soldier #Perfection

The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact.
Sir Sidney
#Animals

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
Sir Sidney
#Beginning #English Soldier

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care
Sir Sidney
#Health

Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.
Sir Sidney
#Writers And Writing #Fools And Foolishness

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.
Sir Sidney
#Sleep #Peace

In forming a judgment, lay your hearts void of foretoken opinions; else, whatsoever is done or said will be measured by a wrong rule; like them who have the jaundice, to whom everything appears yellow
Sir Sidney
#Judgment

Malice, in its false witness, promotes its tale with so cunning a confusion, so mingles truths with falsehoods, surmises with certainties, causes of no moment with matters capital, that the accused can absolutely neither grant nor deny, plead innocen
Sir Sidney
#Confusion

All is but lip-wisdom which wants experience.
Sir Sidney
#Experience

With a tale, for sooth, he comet unto you; with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner.
Sir Sidney
#Children #Anecdotes

It is great happiness to be praised by them who are most praiseworthy.
Sir Sidney
#Happiness

Every occasion will catch the senses of the vain man and with that bridle and saddle you may ride him
Sir Sidney
#Man

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
Sir Sidney
#Heart #English Soldier

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage
Sir Sidney
#Courage

The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
Sir Sidney
#English Soldier #Credulity

Nothing sooner overthrows a weak head than opinion of authority; like too strong liquor for a frail glass
Sir Sidney
#Authority

Who doth desire that chaste his wife should be, first be he true, for truth doth truth deserve
Sir Sidney
#Desire

Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.
Sir Sidney
#Conflict #Defense

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