He full of bashfulness and truth, Loved much, hoped little, and desired nought.Gerusalemme Liberata Bk. II, stanza 16 (1580)Translation by Edward Fairfax, Godfrey of Bulloigne; or, The Recovery of Jerusalem (1844) vol. 1, p. 100. Translation first published 1600.
III, 21. Translation: Who hath not patience, ne’er the fruit shall gain; Who all things coveteth, shall naught obtain. Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 269.