Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
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Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Adversity's sweet milk, philosophy.
Sweet are the uses of adversit
'Tis a common proof, that lowliness is Edward Young ambition's ladder, where to the climber upwards turns his face; but when he once attains the utmost round, he then unto the ladder turns his back, looks into the clouds scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend.
Ambition's like a circle on the water, which never ceases to enlarge itself, 'till by broad spreading it disperse to nought.
Dreams, indeed, are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. And I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shad
Vaulting ambition which o'er leaps itself.
What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason; how infinite in faculties; in form and moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel; in apprenhension, how like a god; the beauty of the world the paragon of animals! And yet to me what is this quintessence of dust?
Honesty coupled to beauty is to have honey a sauce to sugar.
My business was great, and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy.
O, he sits high in all the people's hearts; And that which would appear offence in us, His countenance, like richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness.
True nobility is exempt from fear.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, Which hurts and is desired.
They that touch pitch will be defiled.
Men at some time are masters of their fates:<
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
He lives in fame that died in virtue's cause.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.
But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.
The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.