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John Lyly Quotes
Brief author info: John Lyly (1554-1606) English prose writer, poet, playwright.
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It is the disposition of the thought that altereth the nature of the thing.
Long quaffing maketh a short life.
The finest edge is made with the blunt whetstone.
Though all men be made of one metal, yet they be not cast all in one mold.
I am of this mind, that both might and malice, deceit and treachery, all perjury, any impiety may lawfully be committed in love, which is lawless.
As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
If thy wealth waste, they wit will give but small warmth.
The rattling thunderbolt hath but his clap, the lightning but his flash, and as they both come in a moment, so do they both end in a minute.
I have ever thought so superstitiously of wit, that I fear I have committed idolatry against wisdom.
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