Courtier Quotes

Quotes tagged as "courtier" (showing 1-4 of 4)
Baldassare Castiglione
“Then the soul, freed from vice, purged by studies of true philosophy, versed in spiritual life, and practised in matters of the intellect, devoted to the contemplation of her own substance, as if awakened from deepest sleep, opens those eyes which all possess but few use, and sees in herself a ray of that light which is the true image of the angelic beauty communicated to her, and of which she then communicates a faint shadow to the body.”
Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

“There be also many wicked men that have the comeliness of a beautiful countenance, and it seemeth that nature hath so shaped them because they may be the readier to deceive, and that this amiable look were like a bait that covereth the hook.”
Thomas Hoby, The Book of the Courtier

Oscar Wilde
“There being some of them who had still quite natural manners, which in a courtier is, I need hardly say, a very grave offence.”
Oscar Wilde

Isaac Asimov
“Courtiers don't take wagers against the king's skill. There is a deadly danger of winning”
Isaac Asimov, Foundation