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  • Those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest, and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favoredly.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Celia, in As You Like It, act 1, sc. 2, l. 37-9. Discussing Fortune's contrary gifts to women with Rosalind.
  • Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put his head in? Such may rail against great buildings.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Varro's 2nd Servant, in Timon of Athens, act 3, sc. 4, l. 63-5. "Broader" = more freely.

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  • There was more foolery yet, if I could remember it.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Casca, in Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2, l. 287. Reporting to Cassius what happened when Caesar addressed the people of Rome.

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  • If thou canst love a fellow of this temper, Kate, whose face is not worth sunburning, that never looks in his glass for love of anything he sees there, let thine eye be thy cook.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. King Henry, in Henry V, act 5, sc. 2, l. 146-8. Henry presents himself as a plain soldier in making love to Katherine; her eye will have to dress him up to find beauty, as a cook embellishes food.

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  • Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Second Officer, in Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2, l. 7-8 (1623).

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  • I would not deny you; but, by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Beatrice, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 5, sc. 4, l. 94-7. Wittily accepting Benedick as a husband on equal terms.

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  • These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 103-4. "Late" means recent.

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  • By my troth, this is the old fashion. You two never meet but you fall to some discord.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hostess, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 55-6. On Falstaff and Doll Tearsheet.
  • Give me your blessing; truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man's son may, but in the end truth will out.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Launcelot Gobbo, in The Merchant of Venice, act 2, sc. 2, l. 78-80. Comically acknowledging that he is old Gobbo's son.

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  • Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise.
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 5, l. 44-5. Addressing King Lear.
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