Category Archives: Shakespeare on Education

Education is a universal subject and universally subject to debate. Shakespeare himself had mixed idea about the whole affair

Shakespeare on the Latin in the Pope’s Resignation Text

“I smell false Latin.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 5, sc. 1) Comment.  The day has finally come when my immensely useless learning (see “About the author” in the menu for details) can be put to task. With all respect for … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Eliminating the High Cost of Education

“Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun That will not be deep-search’d with saucy looks… Small have continual plodders ever won Save base authority from others’ books” (Love Labour’s Lost, act 1, sc. 1) Comment. Biron’s ambivalence about the value … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Zero Tolerance

“I will be deaf to pleading and excuses; Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses” (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 1) Comments.  Interesting expression, “Zero Tolerance”. It projects absolute and unyielding determination. That ‘zero’ brings the precision of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Blessings of Ignorance and Impact on Government

 “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o’ nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.” (Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2) Comments … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Abstinence and the Improbable Chastity in Men

“I will find you twenty lascivious turtles, ere one chaste man.” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc.1) Tips for use. Applicable at large, especially with seemingly self-righteous or outwardly religious characters. Even recent history is dotted with sexual scandals … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Independence Day and the Occupy Wall Street Movement

“Till now you have gone on and fill’d the time With all licentious measure, making your wills The scope of justice; till now myself and such As slept within the shadow of your power Have wander’d with our traversed arms … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Preaching and Practice, Do as I Say not as I Do

“I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.” (Merchant of Venice act 1, sc. 2) Comments.  An obvious truth with ample statistical support, recent and old. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on love and education, dating advice

“Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphosed me, Made me neglect my studies, lose my time, War with good counsel, set the world at nought; Made wit with musing weak, heart sick with thought.” (Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 1, sc. 1) … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Teachers and how to Answer by not Answering

“But pardon me, I am too sudden-bold To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me.” (Love Labour’s Lost act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use. Perfect answer when you do not want to answer – especially when requested for advice that … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on People who are Always Late and have no Concept of Time

“Time travels in divers paces with divers persons. “ (As You Like It act 3, sc. 2) Tips for use.  Ironic or sarcastic remark on a person who is habitually and notoriously late. It can be directly attributable to a … Continue reading

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