Category Archives: Encouraging Quotes

Shakespeare, on Hair Loss, Baldness and Positive Thinking

ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse. Why is Time such a niggard of hair, being, as it is, so plentiful an excrement? DROMIO of Syracuse. Because it is a blessing that time bestows on beasts; and what he has scanted men in hair, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Power of Personality and Personality Type

GLOUCESTER The trick of that voice I do well remember: Is ‘t not the king? KING LEAR  Ay, every inch a king (King Lear act 4, sc. 6) Comments.  Confirm the exceptional standing of a person. You can change ‘king’ … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Relative Strengths and Weaknesses

“To end a tale of length, Troy in our weakness stands, not in her strength.” (Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 3) Tips for Use. Change ‘Troy’ to any other city, state, person, situation, circumstances, where the enemy appears strong … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on True Love that Never did Run Smooth

 “… for aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream act 1, sc. 1)  Tips for Use. If you are a third party … 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, Teachers and how to Answer by not Answering

“But pardon me, I am too sudden-bold To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me.” (Love Labour’s Lost act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use. Perfect answer when you do not want to answer – especially when requested for advice that … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Love and Power and Life Choices

“He after honour hunts, I after love: He leaves his friends to dignify them more, I leave myself, my friends and all, for love.” (Two Gentlemen of Verona act 1, sc. 1) Tips for use.  Excellent explanation as to why … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Love and/or a Consolation Prize

 “Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look; A smaller boon than this I cannot beg And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give.” (Two Gentlemen from Verona, act 5, sc. 4) Tips for use. When she … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Compliments on her Complexion

“The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars, As daylight doth lamp…”  (Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 2) Tips for use. Lay it thick,  “the brightness of your cheek would shame those stars…lamp.” Are the lady’s cheeks not … Continue reading

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