"Prove thy friend ere thou have need; but, in-deed a friend is never known till a man have need."

- English proverb that was later shortened to "A friend in need is a friend indeed,"
as recorded in John Heywood's A Dialogue Conteynyng Prouerbes and Epigrammes, (1562)

Water is a very good servant, but it is a cruell maister.

- Queen Elizabeth I's physician William Bullein, Bulwarke of Defence against All Sicknesses (1562),
the earliest known usage of the phrase "a good servant but a cruel master," which would later be
applied to many other things, including "fire," "alcohol," "money," and "markets."

In the year AD 1562...

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1561 - 1562 - 1563

16th century

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