Monthly Archives: February 2012

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His act being seven ages (As You Like It, act 2, … Continue reading

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Dinner Toast Shakespeare Style

“Now, good digestion wait on appetite, And health on both!” (Macbeth, Act 3, sc. 4) Tips for Use. Ideal when you are addressing a business or other audience before a dinner. In the play. After having Banquo killed by two … Continue reading

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On being scammed…. alas

“… he that is so yoked by a fool, Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.” (Two Gentlemen from Verona act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use. The quote should be printed and glued to the back of a phone … Continue reading

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Boring Speaker. Cut to the Chase

 “What need’st thou run so many miles about, When thou mayst tell thy tale the nearest way?” (King Richard III act 4 sc. 4) Tip for Use. Apply to a wordy fellow or as a reference supporting the value of … Continue reading

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The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

HAMLET. How like you this play? QUEEN. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” (Hamlet act 3 sc. 2) Tips for Use. Applicable as a valuation on whoever is affected in manners or speech. Excellent and much more elegant alternative … Continue reading

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A Consummation devoutly to be (un)wished?

“… and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to; ‘tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished.” (Hamlet act 3 sc. 1) Tips for Use. Shakespeare quotations are  found … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Nutrition, No thank you (to seconds)

“The mind shall banquet, though the body pine: Fat paunches have lean pates, and dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.” (Love’s Labours Lost act 1, sc.1) Tips for Use. When you are offered a second … Continue reading

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Devil and Politics

“The devil knew not what he did when he made man politic; he crossed himself by ‘t.” (Timon of Athens act 3 sc.3) Tips for Use. This truth has literally hundreds if not thousands of daily verifications especially inside the … Continue reading

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Greed, Power and Consequences

Then every thing includes itself in power, Power into will, will into appetite; And appetite, an universal wolf, So doubly seconded with will and power, Must make perforce an universal prey, And last eat up himself.” (Troilus and Cressida act … Continue reading

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Your Opinion on current Politicians or Government or both

“ ‘Tis the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.” (King Lear act 4 sc.1) Tips for use. Your opinion of current politicians or of the current political situation or of the management in your company. In the play. Gloucester … Continue reading

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