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"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?"

"Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage."

"The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed- It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes."

"Boldness be my friend."

"For my part, it was Greek to me."

"It provokes the desire but it take away the performance."

"Having nothing, nothing can he lose."

"The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes."

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

"Love is a spirit of all compact of fire."

"Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives."

"Words without thoughts never to heaven go."

"So wise so young, they say, do never live long."

"I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart."

"Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong."

"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."

"Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair."

"Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town-crier spoke my lines, Nor do not saw the air too much with your hand, thus; but use all gently."

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't."

"I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw."

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