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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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He that of greatest works is finisher
  Oft does them by the weakest minister.
    So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown
      When judges have been babes; great floods have flown
        From simple sources, and great seas have dried
          When miracles have by the greatest been denied.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i) [Judgment]

I cannot give thee less, to be called grateful.
  Thou thought'st to help me, and such thanks I give
    As one near death to those that wish him live.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, i) [Thankfulness]

It is not so with Him that all things knows
  As 'tis with us that square our guess by shows;
    But most it is presumption in us, when
      The help of heaven we count the act of men.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i) [Presumption]

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
  Where most it promises; and oft it hits
    Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i) [Expectation]

Oft expectation fails, and most oft there,
  Where most it promises.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i) [Proverbs]

Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all
  The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd,
    And is enough for both.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, i) [Gain]

So holy writ in babes hath judgment shown
  When judges have been babes; great floods have flown
    From simple sources, and great seas have dried
      When miracles have by the greatest been denied.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, i) [Miracles : Results]

Use a more spacious ceremony to the noble lords, you have restrained yourself within the list of too cold an adieu. Be more expressive to them; for they wear themselves in the cap of time; there do muster true gait, eat, speak, and move, under the influence of the most received star; and though the devil lead the measure, such are to be followed. After them, and take a more dilated farewell.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Parolles at II, i) [Fate]

Whether I live or die, be you the sons
  Of worthy Frenchmen. Let Higher Italy
    (Those bated that inherit but the fall
      Of the last monarchy) see that you come
        Not to woo honor, but to wed it, when
          The bravest questant shrinks: find what you seek,
            That fame may cry you loud. I say, farewell.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, i) [Honor]

From lowest place when virtuous things proceed,
  The place is dignified by th' doer's deed.
    Where great additions swell's, and virtue none,
      It is a dropsied honor. Good alone
        Is good without a name; vileness is so:
          The property by what it is should go,
            Not by the title.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, iii) [Deeds]

That is honor's scorn
  Which challenges itself as honor's born
    And is not like the sire. Honors thrive
      When rather from our acts we them derive
        Than our foregoers.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (King of France at II, iii) [Honor]

Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Parolles at II, iii) [Authority]

Marry, you are the wiser man; for many a man's tongue shakes out his master's undoing.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Lavatch at II, iv) [Tongue]

Faith, yes--
  Strangers and foes do sunder, and not kiss.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at II, v) [Kisses]

Fare you well, my lord, and believe this of me: there can be no kernel in this light nut; the soul of this man is his clothes. Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence.
      - All's Well That Ends Well (Lafew at II, v)
        [Apparel]

Then my dial goes not true; I look this lark for a bunting.
      - All's Well That Ends Well (Lafew at II, v)
        [Larks]

I will be gone,
  That pitiful rumor may report my flight
    To consolate thine ear.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at III, ii) [Rumor]

If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,
  Thou robb'st me of a moiety.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Countess of Rossillion at III, ii)
        [Grief]

The honor of a maid is her name, and no legacy is so rich as honesty.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Mariana at III, v) [Honesty]

Certain it is that he will steal himself into a man's favor, and for a week escape a great deal of discoveries; but when you find him out, you have him even after.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (First Lord at III, vi) [Presumption]

No more than a fish loves water.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Second Lord at III, vi) [Fish]

Every night he comes
  With musics of all sorts, and songs composed
    To her unworthiness. It nothing steads us
      To chide him from our eaves, for he persists
        As if his life lay on't.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Widow Capilet at III, vii) [Singing]

We must every one be a man of his own fancy.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Second Lord at IV, i) [Proverbs]

A heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Bertram at IV, ii) [Wooing]

Mine honor's such a ring;
  My chastity's the jewel of our house,
    Bequeathed down from many ancestors,
      Which were the greatest obloquy i' th' world
        In me to lose.
      - All's Well That Ends Well
         (Diana at IV, ii) [Chastity]


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