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Eating the bitter bread of banishment. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 1.


William Shakespeare

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Fires the proud tops of the eastern pines. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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Let 's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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The ripest fruit first falls. -King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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O, call back yesterday, bid time return! -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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A mockery king of snow. -King Richard II. Act iv. Sc. 1.
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Old John of Gaunt, time-honoured Lancaster. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 1.
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In rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 1.
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With all appliances and means to boot. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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The tongues of dying men Enforce attention like deep harmony. -King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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He is come to open The purple testament of bleeding war. -King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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So wise so young, they say, do never live long. -King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Even in the afternoon of her best days. -King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 7.
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Tetchy and wayward. -King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4.
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Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. -King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Evermore thanks, the exchequer of the poor. -King Richard II. Act ii. Sc. 3.
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Off with his head! -King Richard III. Act iii. Sc. 4.
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The king's name is a tower of strength. -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom. -King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 3.
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Framed in the prodigality of nature. -King Richard III. Act i. Sc. 2.
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To leave this keen encounter of our wits. -King Richard III. Act i. Sc. 2.
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Thou troublest me; I am not in the vein. -King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 2.
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A thing devised by the enemy. -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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And my large kingdom for a little grave, A little little grave, an obscure grave. -King Richard II....
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We have heard the chimes at midnight. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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Give me another horse: bind up my wounds. -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse! -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 4.
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An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told. -King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 4.
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O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me! -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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Their lips were four red roses on a stalk. -King Richard III. Act iv. Sc. 3.
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The daintiest last, to make the end most sweet. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 3.
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He dies, and makes no sign. -King Henry VI. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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Most forcible Feeble. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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A man can die but once. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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A poor lone woman. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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Truth hath a quiet breast. -King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 3.
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I 'll tickle your catastrophe. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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A deal of skimble-skamble stuff. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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And sheathed their swords for lack of argument. -King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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The mirror of all courtesy. -King Henry VIII. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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Exceedingly well read. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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A good mouth-filling oath. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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As for a camel To thread the postern of a small needle's eye. -King Richard II. Act v. Sc. 5.
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The early village cock Hath twice done salutation to the morn. -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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He hath eaten me out of house and home. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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The selfsame heaven That frowns on me looks sadly upon him. -King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 3.
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Base is the slave that pays. -King Henry V. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on. -King Henry VI. Part III. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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For courage mounteth with occasion. -King John. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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Main chance. -King Henry VI. Part II. Act i. Sc. 1.
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I am not in the roll of common men. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. -King Henry V. Act iii. Sc....
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While you live, tell truth and shame the devil! -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Talks as familiarly of roaring lions As maids of thirteen do of puppy-dogs! -King John. Act ii. Sc....
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I know a trick worth two of that. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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That no Italian priest Shall tithe or toll in our dominions. -King John. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Diseased Nature oftentimes breaks forth In strange eruptions. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. ...
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Thus far into the bowels of the land Have we marched on without impediment. -King Richard III. Act ...
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Enough, with over-measure. -Coriolanus. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Palsied eld. -Measure for Measure. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women Rail on the Lord's anointed. -King Richard III. Act ...
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All places that the eye of heaven visits Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. -King Richard II...
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Let the end try the man. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 2.
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Close up his eyes and draw the curtain close; And let us all to meditation. -King Henry VI. Part II...
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O, monstrous! but one half-pennyworth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack! -King Henry IV. Pa...
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Was ever woman in this humour wooed? Was ever woman in this humour won? -King Richard III. Act i. S...
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Men of few words are the best men. -King Henry V. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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By the apostle Paul, shadows to-night Have struck more terror to the soul of Richard Than can the su...
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Aggravate your choler. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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Who lined himself with hope, Eating the air on promise of supply. -King Henry IV. Part II. Act i. S...
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O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse! how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh...
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Warwick, peace, Proud setter up and puller down of kings! -King Henry VI. Part III. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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In King Cambyses' vein. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.
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Under which king, Bezonian? speak, or die! -King Henry IV. Part II. Act v. Sc. 3.
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The cunning livery of hell. -Measure for Measure. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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A fellow of no mark nor likelihood. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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By my penny of observation. -Love's Labour 's Lost. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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Gave His body to that pleasant country's earth, And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, Under who...
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I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. -King Henry IV. P...
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The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea. -King Henry VI. Part II...
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Orpheus with his lute made trees, And the mountain-tops that freeze, Bow themselves when he did sing...
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There 's the humour of it. -The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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Rob me the exchequer. -King Henry IV. Part I. Act iii. Sc. 3.
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A wretched soul, bruised with adversity. -The Comedy of Errors. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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We burn daylight. -The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act ii. Sc. 1.
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The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope. -Measure for Measure. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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How now, foolish rheum! -King John. Act iv. Sc. 1.
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Thou wear a lion's hide! doff it for shame, And hang a calf's-skin on those recreant limbs. -King J...
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There, at the moated grange, resides this dejected Mariana. -Measure for Measure. Act iii. Sc. 1.
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A load would sink a navy. -King Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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And sleep in dull cold marble. -King Henry VIII. Act iii. Sc. 2.
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Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
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Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green.
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I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind.
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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feed...
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We burn daylight.
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How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself?
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The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam o...
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I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyr...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
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A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
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Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.
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If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me.
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Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare.
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Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such ...
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In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
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If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
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I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
or any taint o...
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If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed w...
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Love all, but trust a few.
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Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
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It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest
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The play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.
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Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books.
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Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
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Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself.
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While you live tell truth and shame the devil.
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Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out.
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But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, ...
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
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The sands are number'd that make up my life.
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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment.
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Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reaso...
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Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
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Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, ...
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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, ...
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and ...
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Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
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For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love ...
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When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
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Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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Friends, Romans countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
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Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere ...
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Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.
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If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak...
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