John Lyly
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"John Lyly" was an England/English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best known for his books Euphues/Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and His England (1580). Lyly's mannered literary style, originating in his first books, is known as euphuism.

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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.

It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon.

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

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind.

We might knit that knot with our tongues that we shall never undo with our teeth.

Long quaffing maketh a short lyfe.

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

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

The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.