John Lyly was an English writer, best known for his books Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England. Lyly's linguistic style, originating in his first books, is known as Euphuism.
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“The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.”
“He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose.”
“As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.”
“To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind”
“Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.”
“Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.”
“We might knit that knot with our tongues that we shall never undo with our teeth”
“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”
“Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame”
“Long quaffing maketh a short lyfe”
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