Category Archives: Encouraging Quotes

Finding Shakespeare in Unusual Places

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch’d, unfledged comrade. (Hamlet 1.3) Relatively few people know of the War of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Dialog between a US Judge and a Terrorist

“That which you are my thoughts cannot transpose: Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell; Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.” (Macbeth, act 4, sc. 3) Comment.  In a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Valiant Woman

“… It is held, That valour is the chiefest virtue And most dignifies the haver.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  Malalai Joya, 34, a courageous Afghan woman, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, the New Year and the Power of Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.”  (King Richard III, act 5, sc. 2) Comments. True, we only have to look at the news and we see things that leave … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Peace with Comments on the King’s Chapel Christmas Concert

“And peace proclaims olives of endless age” (SON 107)   Comments. I like(d) to listen to the Cambridge King’s College Choir’ Christmas Concert. This time I didn’t and opted instead to tune in to the Spanish-Mexican Radio Station of Portland, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Courage and Julian Assange’s Christmas Message

“Courage mounteth with occasion: Let them be welcome then, we are prepared.” (King John, act 2, sc. 1) Comments. Of the many forthcoming or already pronounced “Christmas” messages, the truest to the spirit of the season and the temper of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Coming Home

“…to England then: Where ne’er from France arrived more happy men” (King Henry V, act 4, sc. 8) Comments. It’s good to be back home again (as the song goes), and the webmaster thanks all viewers who have sent comments … Continue reading

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Cheer up with a Shakespearean Cheer-up Quote

“… Cheer your heart; Be you not troubled with the time, which drives O’er your content these strong necessities; But let determined things to destiny Hold unbewail’d their way” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 6) Comments.  According to scientists … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Cold Symptoms & Natural Remedies

 “Let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my belly’s as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the reins.” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 3, sc. 5) Comments.  The cold season is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Social Issues and the 1%

“…Let the superfluous and lust-dieted man, That slaves your ordinance, that will not see Because he doth not feel, feel your power quickly; So distribution should undo excess, And each man have enough.” (King Lear, act 4, sc. 1) Comments. … Continue reading

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