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"To fear the worst oft cures the worse."

"Art made tongue-tied by authority."

"Ceremony was but devised at first to set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes, recanting goodness, sorry ere 'Tis shown; but where there is true friendship, there needs none."

"O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!"

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

"'Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god."

"The valiant never taste of death but once."

"If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces."

"Suit the action to the word, the word to the action."

"If it were done whe 'tis done, there 'twere well it were done quickly."

"Your 'if' is the only peace-maker; much virtue in 'if'."

"He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural."

"Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more frality."

"There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face."

"If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul."

"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough."

"Confusion now hath made his masterpiece."

"Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end."

"How long a time lies in one little word?"

"Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything."

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