S.A. Bent, comp. Familiar Short Sayings of Great Men. 1887.
Sir Philip Sidney
[An English soldier and author; born in Kent, Nov. 29, 1554; educated at Oxford; sent on a diplomatic mission to Vienna by Queen Elizabeth; and as governor of Flushing, 1585, to assist the Dutch against Spain; killed at Zutphen, Sept. 22, 1586.]