Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shakespeare on Those Who are Thick with It

“…his wit is as thick as Tewkesbury mustard!” (King Henry IV p2, act 2, sc. 4) Comments.  Excellent comeback especially appropriate for people who think of themselves as being witty when they are not.  One such category is that of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Sex and Aging

“Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?” (King Henry IV p2, act 2, sc. 4) Comments. Applicable to any aging Romeo. A modern equivalent is, “I still run after women but no longer remember why.” … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Opinion and Performance Appraisal

“God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.” (Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 2) Comments. Perfect answer to the question, “What do you think of him?” when your opinion of the subject in question is negative. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Diet, Problem with Sugar and Diabetes

“… The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite (Romeo and Juliet act 2, sc. 6) Comments. This is for readers of this blog and website who may have a weakness for … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Independence Day and the Occupy Wall Street Movement

“Till now you have gone on and fill’d the time With all licentious measure, making your wills The scope of justice; till now myself and such As slept within the shadow of your power Have wander’d with our traversed arms … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Love quotes for Him, Love Quotes for Her

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” (Much Ado About Nothing act 4, sc. 1) Comments.  In the chapter “Symptoms of Love”, of Robert Burton’s “Anatomy of Melancholy”, we find that ancient … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Preaching and Practice, Do as I Say not as I Do

“I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.” (Merchant of Venice act 1, sc. 2) Comments.  An obvious truth with ample statistical support, recent and old. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Quote, Hard Rock Groups, Hearing Loss and Irish Wolves

“Pray you, no more of this; ’tis like the howling of Irish wolves against the moon.” (As You Like It act 5, sc. 3) Comments. Applicable whenever your hearing is exposed to loud and very unpleasant or distasteful music – … Continue reading

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