John Lyly Quotes

Most popular John Lyly Quotes

All's fair in love and war.
— John Lyly

love

Times change and we with the time.
— John Lyly
Fish and guests in three days are stale.

guests

In misery it is a great comfort to have a companion.

comfort

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire and measure the wind.
— John Lyly

imagination

If you will be cherished when you are old, be courteous while you are young.
— John Lyly
The soft drops of rain pierce the hard marble; many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
— John Lyly
Ambition hath one heel nailed in hell, though she stretch her finger to touch the heavens.

ambition

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

love and hate

I have not yet forgot the invective (I cannot term it any other) which you made against beauty, calling it a deceitful bait with a deadly hook.

beauty