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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Greatest English dramatist & poet [more author details]
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.
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William Shakespeare
Action is eloquence.
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William Shakespeare
And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.
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William Shakespeare
And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.
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William Shakespeare
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
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William Shakespeare
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
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Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
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William Shakespeare
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
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William Shakespeare
For they are yet ear-kissing arguments.
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William Shakespeare
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger
constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood,
garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment,
not working with the eye without the ear,
and but in purged judgement trusting neither?
Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem.
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William Shakespeare
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.
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God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!
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He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.
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His life was gentle; and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN!
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How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.
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How use doth breed a habit in a man.
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I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
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I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart: but the saying is true 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound'.
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I dote on his very absence.
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I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
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