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Henry Wotton

Data de nascimento: 30. Março 1568
Data de falecimento: 1639

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„Here lies the author of this phrase: "The itch for disputing is the sore of churches." Seek his name elsewhere.“

—  Henry Wotton

Original: (la) Hic jacet hujus sententiæ primus author:
Nomen alias quære.

„An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.“

—  Henry Wotton

Reliquiae Wottonainae (1651). In a letter to Velserus, 1612, Wotton says, "This merry definition of an ambassador I had chanced to set down at my friend's, Mr. Christopher Fleckamore, in his Album".

„You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?“

—  Henry Wotton

On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia, stanza 1 (1624). In some versions "moon" replaces "sun". This was printed with music as early as 1624, in Est's "Sixth Set of Books", for example.

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„Advised a young diplomat "to tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound his enemies."“

—  Henry Wotton

Attributed. E.g., Vol 24, Encyclopedia Britannica of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, page 721 (9th Ed. 1894).
Compare Mark Twain who, in Following the Equator, said "When in doubt, tell the truth" (which is often mis-quoted as containing an additional clause providing "it will confound your enemies and astound your friends").

„Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, yet hath all.“

—  Henry Wotton

The Character of a Happy Life (1614), stanza 6. Compare: "As having nothing, and yet possessing all things", 2 Corinthians vi. 10.