An Ambassador Is An Honest Man Sent Abroad To Lie And Intrigue For The Benefit Of His Country.
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad
to lie and intrigue for the benefit of his country.
-- Sir Henry Wotton, 1568-1639
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.
-- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) -- Reliquiae Wottonianae...
How happy is he born or taught, That serveth not another's will
Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill!...
Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.
-- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) -- The Disparity between Buckingham and Essex...
Who God doth late and early pray More of his grace than gifts to lend
And entertains the harmless day With a religious book or friend....
EXILE, n. One who serves his country by residing abroad, yet is not an ambassador.
An English sea-captain being asked if he had read "The Exile of Erin," replied...
I am but a gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff.
-- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) -- Preface to the Elements of Architecture...
Lord of himself, though not of lands; And having nothing, yet hath all.
-- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) -- The Character of a Happy Life...
Sir Henry Wotton used to say that critics are like brushers of noblemen's clothes.
-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626) -- Apothegms, No, 64...
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. -- Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639)