Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shakespeare on Love at First Sight

“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?” (As You Like It, act 3, sc. 5) Tips for Use.  The theme of love at first sight is frequent in Shakespeare’s plays. Maybe because questions such as ‘When did you … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Plain Language and Clear Communications

“An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.” (King Richard III act 4, sc. 4) Tips for Use.  A good prelude before explaining a seemingly complex question in its own simple and understandable terms. Or before you undertake the task … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Authority and the Power of Lobbying

“… And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.” (Winter’s Tale act 4, sc. 3) Tips for Use.  Excellent comment to instances of corruption of anyone in authority. Or a very … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Power

“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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Shakespeare on Fate or Divinity Shaping our Life

“Our indiscretions sometimes serves us well, When our dear plots do pall; and that should teach us There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.” (Hamlet act 5, sc. 2)  Tips for Use.  Sometimes circumstances come … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Man as Simple Dust and a Targeted Insult

“And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so” (Hamlet act 2, sc. 2) Tips for Use. Hamlet may have been the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Scheduling the Next Corporate Meeting

“When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain?” (Macbeth act 1, sc.1) Tips for Use. Especially handy when the corporate meeting has been protracted endlessly, maybe even through the night. No decision has been reached and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on One of Love’s Persistent Questions. Take 2

 “…I love you more than words can wield the matter … A love that makes breath poor and speech unable, Beyond all manner of so much I love you.” (King Lear act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Yesterday’s blog … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on One of Love’s Persistent Questions

ROSALIND.  But are you so much in love as your rhymes speak? ORLANDO. Neither rhyme nor reason can express so much. (As You Like It act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use. “Neither rhyme nor reason…”, one of the many … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Inevitable Passing of Time

“Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend.” (SON 60) Tips for Use. What may come … Continue reading

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