Monthly Archives: August 2012

Shakespeare on Passion, Enthusiasm and Dangers thereof

“What to ourselves in passion we propose, The passion ending, doth the purpose lose.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use. Word of caution when you sense that the enthusiasm detectable at one moment in a group may be … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Fresh Breath and Bad Breath Remedies if Needed

“The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweetens not thy breath.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 1) Tips for Use. Perfect answer if your better (or worse) half is concerned about her/his breath and queries you about it. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Aging Gracefully, Wine & Laughter as Medicines

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come, And let my liver rather heat with wine Than my heart cool with mortifying groans, Why should a man whose blood is warm within Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?” (Merchant … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Planning, Management Planning and Risk Management

“When we mean to build, We first survey the plot, then draw the model; And when we see the figure of the house, Then must we rate the cost of the erection; Which if we find outweighs ability, What do … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Middle Age and Flowers for Middle Aged Men

“….Here’s flowers for you; Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun And with him rises weeping: these are flowers Of middle summer, and I think they are given To men of middle age. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Recognition and Name Recognition

“… and every tongue that speaks But Romeo’s name, speaks heavenly eloquence.” (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use. It could be an answer to ‘Have you heard of So and So?’ where So and So is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Pageantry, Pomp and the Fleeting Nature of Power

“… what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And, live we how we can, yet die we must.” (King Henry VI part 3., act 5, sc. 2) Comments. No explanation is needed for these words uttered by Warwick … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Modesty and Sex-Appeal

“… Can it be That modesty may more betray our sense Than woman’s lightness?” (Measure For Measure, act 2, sc. 3) Tips for use.  Here we have in verse the unassailable truth that modesty or elegant reserve are more enticing … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Straight Talk, Sincerity and No Beating Around the Bush

“What I think I utter and spend my malice in my breath.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use.  A good way to declare both your sincerity, particularly if there is a hint or innuendo that you may be … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Dreams and Love beyond Dreams

“… all this is but a dream, Too flattering sweet to be substantial.” (Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc.2) Tips for use.  When the outcome of your action or hope went well beyond your expectations. Or when you meet with … Continue reading

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