Frasi Philip Sidney

„They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.“

—  Philip Sidney, libro The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

Book 1. Compare: "He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts", John Fletcher, Love's Cure, act iii. sc. 3.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)

„Many-headed multitude.“

—  Philip Sidney, libro The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

Book 2. Compare: "Many-headed multitude", William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, act ii. sc. 3.; "This many-headed monster, Multitude", Daniel, History of the Civil War, book ii. st. 13.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)

„A fair woman shall not only command without authority but persuade without speaking.“

—  Philip Sidney, libro The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

Book 3, page 485.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)

„Thy necessity is yet greater than mine“

—  Philip Sidney

Allegedly spoken after the Battle of Zutphen, when offering water to an injured peer, though himself gravely wounded.
Origine: Sir Philip Sydney Biography http://www.biography.com/people/sir-philip-sidney-21397397,

„Certainly, I must confess my own barbarousness, I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet.“

—  Philip Sidney

Page 99.
The old song is usually known as "The Ballad of Chevy Chase" or "The Hunting of the Cheviot".
An Apology of Poetry, or The Defence of Poesy (1595)

„That sweet enemy, France.“

—  Philip Sidney, libro Astrophel and Stella

Sonnet 41, line 4.
Astrophel and Stella (1591)

„In the sweetly constituted mind of Sir Philip Sidney, it seems as if no ugly thought or unhandsome meditation could find a harbour. He turned all that he touched into images of honour and virtue.“

—  Philip Sidney

Charles Lamb "Characters of Dramatic Writers, Contemporary with Shakspeare", in Thomas Hutchinson (ed.) The Works in Prose and Verse of Charles and Mary Lamb (1908) vol. 1, p. 70.
Criticism

„Open suspecting others comes of secret condemning themselves.“

—  Philip Sidney, libro The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

Book 1, page 144.
The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (1580)

„And thou my minde aspire to higher things;
Grow rich in that which never taketh rust.“

—  Philip Sidney

Sidney, Sonnet. Leave me, O Love. Quote reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.

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