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Aleyn Quotes


English historical poet
(1590 - 1640)

Nature hath nothing made so base, but can read some instruction to the wisest man.
[Nature]
 

No violent extremes endure; a sober moderation stands secure.
 

Praise is the reflection doth from virtue rise; its fair encomiums do virtue raise to higher acts.
[Praise]
 

The fine and noble way to destroy a foe, is not to kill him; with kindness you may so change him that he shall cease to be so; then he's slain.
[Enemies]
 

The true and noble way to kill a foe, is not to kill him; you, with kindness, may so change him that he shall cease to be a foe, and then he's slain.
[Kindness]