For Out Of The Old Fieldes, As Men Saithe, Cometh Al This New Corne Fro Yere To Yere
For out of the old fieldes, as men saithe,
Cometh al this new corne fro yere to yere;
And out of old bookes, in good faithe,
Cometh al this new science that men lere.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400)
-- The Assembly of Fowles, Line 22
Fair weather cometh out of the north. -- Old Testament -- Job xxxvii, 22
Nature, the vicar of the Almightie Lord.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400) -- The Assembly of Fowles, Line 379...
He cometh unto you with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner.
-- Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) -- Defence of Poesy...
Men are better when they are old; things when they are new.
The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne, Th' assay so hard, so sharpe the conquering.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400) -- The Assembly of Fowles, Line 1...
For of the most High cometh healing. -- Old Testament -- Ecclesiasticus xxxviii, 2
The gretest clerkes ben not the wisest men.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400) -- The Reves Tale, Line 4051...
The firste vertue, sone, if thou wilt lere, Is to restreine and kepen wel thy tonge.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400) -- The Manciples Tale, Line 17281...
Of all the floures in the mede, Than love I most these floures white and rede, Soch that men callen daisies in our toun.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400) -- Prologue of the Legend of Good Women, Line 41...