JOHN LYLY QUOTES II

English writer (1553-1606)

To love and to live well is wished of many, but incident to few.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues and His England

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As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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If you accuse me of unnaturalness in that I yield not to your request, I am also to condemn you of unkindness in that you grant not my petition.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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A rose is sweeter in the bud than full blown.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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[Beauty is] a delicate bait with a deadly hook; a sweet panther with a devouring paunch, a sour poison in a silver pot.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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It is far more seemly to have thy study full of books, than thy purse full of money.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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Be ye as steadfast to me as I'll be to you, and we two will go to the world's end; and yet we cannot, for the world is round, and seeing 'tis round, let's dance in the circle; come, turn about.

JOHN LYLY, The Woman in the Moon

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Fish and Guests in three days are stale.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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Maidens, be they never so foolish, yet being fair they are commonly fortunate.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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Water runneth smoothest where it is deepest.

JOHN LYLY, Sappho and Phao

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A merry companion is as good as a wagon,
For you shall be sure to ride though ye go a foot.

JOHN LYLY, The Woman in the Moon

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The wound that bleedeth inward is most dangerous.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit

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A penny for your thought.

JOHN LYLY, Euphues

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