John Lyly Quotes

Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.

John Lyly

The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.

John Lyly

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.

John Lyly

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

John Lyly

When parents put gold into the hands of youth, when they should put a rod under their girdle--when instead of awe they make them past grace, and leave them rich executors of goods, and poor executors of godliness, then it is no marvel that the son being left rich by his father's will, becomes reckless by his own will.

John Lyly

Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish.

John Lyly

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