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Who starves the ears she feeds, and makes them hungry, the more she gives them speech.-PER. V., 1.


Your honour and your goodness teach me credit, without your vows.

.-PER. III., 3.

Your present kindness makes my past miseries sport. -PER. V., 1.



A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.-MEN. Act II., Scene 1.

Arm yourself to answer mildly; for they are prepar'd with accusations, as I hear, more strong than are upon you yet.-Com. III., 2.

Anger's my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.–VOL. IV., 2.

As Hercules did shake down mellow fruit: You have made fair work !-MEN. IV., 6.


Better it is to die, better to starve, than crave the hire which first we do deserve.-Cor. II., 3.

Be that you seem, truly, your country's friend, and temperately proceed to what you would thus violently redress.-MEN. III., 1.


Carry with us ears and eyes for the time, but hearts for the event.—BRU. II., 1.

Cold ways, that seem like prudent helps, are very poisonous where the disease is violent.—Bru. III., 1.

Chaste as the icicle, that's curded by the frost from purest snow, and hangs on Dian's temple.—Cor. V., 3.

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Do not cry, havoc, where you should but hunt with modest warrant.-MEN. III., 1.

Determine on some course, more than a wild exposture to each chance that starts i’ the way before thee. -VOL. IV., 1.

Desire not to allay my rages and revenges, with your colder reasons.-Cor. V., 3.


Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart a root of ancient envy.—AUF. IV., 5.


Fall down, and kneel the way into his mercy.— MEN. V., 1.

H He that trusts you, where he should find you lions, finds

you hares; where foxes, geese.-MAR. I., 1.

He that depends upon your favours, swims with fins of lead, and hews down oaks with rushes.-MAR. I., 1.

He is a lion that I am proud to hunt.—MAR. I.,


He that has but effected his good will, hath overta'en mine act.—Mar. I., 9.

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Holding them, in human action and capacity, of no more soul, nor fitness for the world, than camels in their war; who have their provand only for bearing burdens, and sore blows for sinking under them.



Had you tongues, to cry against the rectorship of judgment :-BRU. II., 3.

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He would not flatter Neptune for his trident, or Jove for his power to thunder. His heart's his mouth : what his breast forges, that his tongue must vent.MEN. III., 1.

Honour and policy, like unsever'd friends, i' the war do grow together.- VOL. III., 2.

He leads them like a thing made by some other deity than nature, that shapes man better.—Com. IV., 6.

His injury the gaoler to his pity.-Com. V., 1.

He that hath a will to die by himself, fears it not from another.—MEN. V., 2.

He is the rock, the oak not to be wind-shaken.2 GUARD, V., 2.


He wants nothing of a god, but eternity, and a heaven to throne in.-MEN. V., 4.


I sin in envying his nobility.--MAR. I., 1.

I have lived to see inherited my very wishes, and the buildings of my fancy.--VOL. II., 1.

It is held, that valour is the chiefest virtue, and most dignifies the haver: f it be, the man I speak of cannot in the world be singly counterpois’d.—Com. II., 2.

Ingratitude is monstrous : and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude. -3 Cit. II., 3.

If all our wits were to issue out of one skull, they would fly east, west, north, south; and their consent of one direct way should be at once to all points o' the compass.—3 Cit. II., 3.

I would have had you put your power well on, before you

had worn it out.-VOL. III., 2.

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I talk of that, that know it.-BRU. III., 3.

I would not buy their mercy at the price of one fair word; nor check my courage for what they can give, to have ’t with saying, Good morrow.—Cor. III., 3.

I shall be lov’d, when I am lack’d.—CoR. IV., 1.

I minded him, how royal 'twas to pardon when it was less expected. —Com. V., 1.

I'll watch him till he be dieted to my request, and then I'll set upon him.—MEN. V., 1.

I have been the book of his good acts, whence men have read his fame unparallel'd, haply, amplified. MEN. V., 2.

L Let deeds express what's like to be their words.COR. III.,


Let them accuse me by invention, I will answer in mine honour.—COR. III., 2.

Leave this faint puling, and lament as I do, in anger, Juno-like.-VOL. IV., 2.


My caution was more pertinent, than the rebuke you give it.—Bru. II., 2.

Manhood is called foolery, when it stands against a falling fabric.—Com. III., 1.

Mother, where is your ancient courage you were

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