Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shakespeare, Folly and Despair

“…O my breast, Thy hope ends here!” (Macbeth act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  A good line at a corporate meeting if and when you see that the decisions taken will wreck the company or the business. But this … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Perfect Romantic Quote

“…the sweetest flower of all the field.” (Romeo and Juliet, act 4, sc. 5) Tips for Use.  It was Mark Twain who claimed he could live for two months on a good compliment. If it’s two months for a man, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Macbeth, Greed and Power

“… And my more having would be as a sauce To make me hunger more: that I should forge Quarrels unjust against the good and loyal, Destroying them for wealth.” (Macbeth act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  A suitable … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Democracy in America

“A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me.” (Romeo and Juliet act 3, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Apply to Democrats and Republicans, or to the Congress or the Senate, if you are unhappy with … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Astronomy and a different Type of Education

“Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck, And yet methinks I have astronomy, But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive.” (SON.14) Tips for Use.   Education from the eyes of a lover. It’s going a bit overboard … Continue reading

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When your Girlfriend asks you for a Favor

“Being thy slave what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no precious time at all to spend, Nor services to do till you require.” (SON.57) Tips for Use.   Answer to, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Dilemma of Conscience and Consciousness

“Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought. And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose … Continue reading

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Shakespeare at the Job Interview

“Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none…”  (All’s Well That Ends Well act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  It could well be your general life philosophy. But it can be an excellent opening statement as an answer … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Optimal Comeback, Insult or Retort to Stupid Remark

“Thy lips rot off” (Timon of Athens act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  Excellent way out when you cannot immediately come up with a retort to a witticism or accusing remark of which you are the subject. Equally usable … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, King Lear, Powerful Insult and Elegant Verbal Self Defense

“O Goneril! You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in your face.” (King Lear act 4, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  Superb and elegant insult that can be delivered directly to your despicable opponent or included … Continue reading

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