Quotes by John Lyly

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John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie) (c. 1553 1606) was an English writer, best known for his Euphues.

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

Where the mind is past hope, the heart is past shame.
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on Earth.
Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks.
The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.
If you will be cherished when you be old, be curteous while you be young; if you look for comfort in your hoary hairs, be not coy when you have your golden locks.

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