Monthly Archives: February 2012

Agreement, enthusiastic endorsement

May I never To this good purpose, that so fairly shows, Dream of impediment. (Antony and Cleopatra act 2 sc. 2) Tips for Use.Answer to ‘Do you agree?’, particularly if the agreement is an important compromise. Especially applicable in a … Continue reading

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Your political enemy makes extraordinary statements (i.e. lies)

“A lioness hath whelped in the streets; And graves have yawn’d, and yielded up their dead.” (JC.2.1) Tips for Use. Question the veracity of   your adversary’s statements by pointing to the their improbability. For example, “… And now you will … Continue reading

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How are you? Alternative answer

“Like to the time of the year between the extremes Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry.” (Antony and Cleopatra 1.5) Tips for use. How many times in a day are are we asked, “How are you?”- … Continue reading

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Compliment…. an angel, answer to question

“By Jupiter an angel, or if not, an earthly paragon. Behold divineness” (Cymbeline.3.6) Tips for Use. Show your astonishment at  female perfection even if perfection may not be complete. Remember that flattery is the infantry of negotiations (Oscar Wilde). Or  … Continue reading

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Easy instructions…..easy installation, implementation etc.

“ … Put not yourself into amazement how these things should be. All difficulties are but easy when they are known. (Measure For Measure act 4 sc. 2) Tip for Use. Answer or comment to an expression of amazement or … Continue reading

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May I ask you a question? (answer to)

“Ask me what question thou canst possible, And I will answer unpremeditated.” (King Henry VI part 1, act 1, sc. 2) Tips for Use. Answer to ‘May I ask you a question?’ Especially useful when you sense beforehand that the … Continue reading

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Winter Blues

“… Or call it winter, which being full of care, Makes summer’s welcome thrice more wished, More rare.” (SON 56) In his stately and marching English Dr. Johnson wrote that, “”It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their … Continue reading

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Compliment for Valentine (or any other appropriate situation)

“More flowers I noted, yet none I could see, But sweet, or colour it had stolen from thee.” (SON 99) Tips for use. A good compliment never fails to work. “I could live for a month on a good compliment”, … Continue reading

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Caution required… if it is too good to be true…

“It is the bright day that brings forth the adder; And that craves wary walking.” (JC.2.1) Tips for Use. Advocate prudence in the midst of excessive optimism. In the book “Your Daily Shakespeare” see also ‘Scoundrels, s. around – … … Continue reading

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Why do you need a Raise

“I can get no remedy against this consumption of the purse; borrowing only lingers and lingers it out, but the disease is incurable.” (KHIV.p2.1.2) Tip for Use. Often employers temporize on giving you a raise and wait when you will … Continue reading

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