"John Florio" (1553–1625), known in Italian as "Giovanni Florio" , was a linguist and lexicographer, a royal language tutor at the Court of James I of England/James I, and a possible friend and influence on William Shakespeare. He was also the first translator of Michel de Montaigne/Montaigne into English. He was born in London, and in 1580 he married Aline, the sister of poet Samuel Daniel. The couple had three children, Joane Florio, baptised in Oxford in 1585; Edward, in 1588 and Elizabeth, in 1589. He died in Fulham, London in 1625 in apparent poverty.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More John Florio on Wikipedia.
To long for that which comes not. To lie a-bed and sleep not. To serve well and please not. To have a horse that goes not. To have a man obeys not. To lie in jail and hope not. To be sick and recover not. To lose one's way and know not. To wait at door and enter not, and to have a friend we trust not: are ten such spites as hell hath not.John Florio