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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
English dramatist and poet
(1564 - 1616)
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She has a housewife's hand; but that's no matter:
  I say she never did invent this letter;
    This is a man's invention and his hand.
      - As You Like It (Rosalind at IV, iii)
        [Invention]

When last the young Orlando parted from you,
  He left a promise to return again
    Within a hour; and pacing through the forest,
      Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy,
        Lo, what befell!
      - As You Like It (Oliver at IV, iii) [Fancy]

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
      - As You Like It (Touchstone at V, i)
        [Folly : Wisdom]

But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
      - As You Like It (Orlando at V, ii)
        [Happiness]

(Phebe:) Good shepherd, tell this youth what 'tis to love.
  (Silvius:) It is to be all made of sighs and tears;
    And so am I for Phebe.
      . . . .
        If it to be all made of faith and service;
          And so am I for Phebe.
            . . . .
              It is to be all made of fantasy,
                All made of passion, and all made of wishes,
                  All adoration, duty, and observance,
                    All humbleness, all patience, and impatience,
                      All purity, all trial, all observance;
                        And so am I for Phebe.
      - As You Like It (Phebe & Silvius at V, ii)
        [Love]

Rashly,
  And praised be rashness for it--let us know,
    Our indiscretion sometime serves us well
      When our deep plots do pall, and that should learn us
        There's a divinity that shapes our ends,
          Rough-hew them how we will--
      - As You Like It (Hamlet at V, ii)
        [Providence]

There was never anything so sudden but the fight of two rams and Caesar's thrasonical brag of 'I came, saw, and overcame'; for your brother and my sister no sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy: and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent before marriage: they are in the very wrath of love, and they will together; clubs cannot part them.
      - As You Like It (Rosalind at V, ii) [Love]

If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that liked me, and breaths that I defied not; and I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I make curtsy, bid me farewell.
      - As You Like It (Rosalind at V, iv)
        [Books (Last Lines)]

O sir, we quarrel in print, by the book, as you have books for good manners. I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct. All these you may avoid but the Lie Direct, and you may avoid that too, with an If. I knew when seven justices could not take up a quarrel, but when the parties were met themselves, one of tem thought but of an If: as, 'If you said so, then I said so'; and they shook hands and swore brothers. Your If is the only peacemaker. Much virtue in If.
      - As You Like It (Touchstone at V, iv)
        [Courtesy : Peace : Quarreling]

There is many a man hath more hair than wit.
      - Comedy of Errors [Wit]

Thou art an elm, my husband, I a vine.
      - Comedy of Errors [Wedlock]

I had rather eleven died nobly for their country than one voluptuously surfeit out of action.
      - Coriolanus [Voluptuousness]

The people are the city.
      - Coriolanus [Cities]

Before we proceed any further, hear me speak.
      - Coriolanus (First Citizen at I, i)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Such a nature,
  Tickled with good success, disdains the shadow
    Which he treads on at noon.
      - Coriolanus (Sicinius at I, i) [Success]

They said they were anhungry; sighed forth proverbs--
  That hunger broke stone walls, that dogs must eat,
    That meat was made for mouths, that the gods sent not
      Corn for the rich men only. With these shreds
        They vented their complainings, which being answered
          And a petition granted them, a strange one,
            To break the heart of generosity,
              And make bold power look pale, they threw their caps
                As they would hang them on the horns o' th' moon,
                  Shouting their emulation.
      - Coriolanus (Marcius at I, i) [Hunger]

What work's, my countrymen, in hand? Where go you
  With bats and clubs? The matter? Speak, I pray you.
      - Coriolanus (Menenius at I, i) [Work]

With these shreds
  They vented their complainings, which being answered
    And a petition granted them, a strange one,
      To break the heart of generosity,
        And make bold power look pale, they threw their caps
          As they would hang them on the horns o' th' moon,
            Shouting their emulation.
      - Coriolanus (Marcius at I, i) [Applause]

Hear me profess sincerely: had I a dozen sons, each in my love alike, and none less dear than thine and my good Marcius, I had rather have eleven die nobly for their country than one
  voluptuously surfeit out of action.
      - Coriolanus (Volumnia at I, iii)
        [Patriotism]

Boils and plagues
  Plaster you o'er, that you may be abhorr'd
    Further than seen, . . .
      - Coriolanus (Marcius at I, iv) [Abhorrence]

You souls of geese,
  That bear the shapes of men, how have you run
    From slaves that apes would men!
      - Coriolanus (Marcius at I, iv) [Cowards]

But I'll report it
  Where senators shall mingle tears with smiles;
    Where great patricians shall attend and shrug,
      I' th' end admire; where ladies shall be frighted,
        And, gladly quaked, hear more; where the dull tribunes,
          That with the fusty plebeians hate thine honors,
            Shall say against their hearts, 'We thank the gods
              Our Rome hath such a soldier.'
      - Coriolanus (Cominius at I, ix)
        [Journalism]

I will go wash;
  And when my face is fair, you shall perceive
    Whether I blush or no.
      - Coriolanus (Coriolanus at I, ix) [Blushes]

The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge
  From rascals worse than they.
      - Coriolanus (Marcius at I, vi) [Mice]

I'll potch at him some way;
  Or wrath or craft may get him.
      - Coriolanus (Aufidius at I, x) [Proverbs]


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