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There is no jesting with edge tools.
There is no man but may make his paradise.
There's a method in man's wickedness; it grows up by degrees.
'Tis godlike to have power, but not to kill.
We want a boy extremely for this function.
What is danger
More than the weakness of our apprehensions?
A poor cold part o' th' blood; who takes it hold of?
Cowards and wicked livers: valiant minds
Were made the masters of it.
Woman, they say, was only made of man;
Methinks 'tis strange they should be so unlike!
It may be all the best was cut away,
To make the woman, and the naught was left
Behind with him.
It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor.
- A King and No King (act IV, sc. 3)
But is there nothing else,
That we may do but only walk? Methinks
Brothers and sisters lawfully may kiss.
- A King and No King (act IV, sc. 4)
He shall have chariots easier than air,
That I will have invented; . . . And thyself,
That art the messenger, shalt ride before him
On a horse cut out of an entire diamond.
That shall be made to go with golden wheels,
I know not how yet.
- A King and No King (act V) [Wonder]
There is a method in man's wickedness,
It grows up by degrees.
- A King and No King (act V, sc. 4)
We are all souldiers, and all venture lives;
And where there is no difference in men's worths,
Titles are all jests.
- A King, and No King (act 1, sc. 1)
A civil habit
Oft covers a good man.
- Beggar's Bush (act II, sc. 3, l. 210)
Three merry boys, and three merry boys,
And three merry boys are we,
As ever did sing in a hempen string
Under the gallow-tree.
- Bloody Brother (act III, sc. 2, song)
And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October.
- Bloody Brother--Song (act II, sc. 2)
And hardy valor are the twins of honor,
And nurs'd together, make a conqueror;
Divided, but a talker.
- Bonduca [Discretion]
Sing a song of sixpence.
- Bonduca (act V, sc. 2) [Songs]
What mare's nest hast thou found?
- Bonduca (IV, 2) [Proverbs]
Oh, woman, perfect woman! what distraction
Was meant to mankind when thou wast made a devil!
What an inviting hell invented.
- Comedy of Monsieur Thomas (act III, sc. 1)
I care not twopence.
- Coxcomb (act V, sc. I) [Worth]
As cold as cucumbers.
- Cupid's Revenge (act I, sc. 1)
There is an hour in each man's life appointed
To make his happiness, if then he seize it.
- Custom of the Country
(act II, sc. 3, l. 85) [Opportunity]
'Twas when young Eustace wore his heart in's breeches.
- Elder Brother (act V) [Tailors]
Tie all thy cares up!
- Four Plays in One (sc. 4, Triumph of Love)
Calamity is man's true touch-stone.
- Four Plays in One--The Triumph of Honour
(sc. 1, l. 67) [Misfortune]
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