As a little snow, tumbled about,

Anon becomes a mountain.

K. John, iii. 4.

All places that the eye of heaven visits Are to a wise man ports and happy


Richard II. i. 3.

At hand, quoth pick-purse.

1 Henry IV. ii. 1.

A habitation giddy and unsure

Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar


2 Henry IV. i. 3.

A good heart's worth gold.

2 Henry IV. ii. 4.

A rotten case abides no handling.

2 Henry IV. iv. 1. Against ill chances men are ever


But heaviness foreruns the good event.

2 Henry IV. iv. 2.

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; For then both parties nobly are


And neither party loser.

2 Henry IV. iv. 2.

An honest man is able to speak for himself, when a knave is not.

2 Henry IV. v. 1.

Advantage is a better soldier than


Henry V. iii. 6.

A fool's bolt is soon shot.

Henry V. iii. 7.

A surfeit of the sweetest things The deepest loathing to the stomach


M. N. Dream, ii. 2.

A good leg will fall, a straight back will stoop, a black beard will turn white, a curled pate will grow bald, a

fair face will wither, a full eye will wax hollow; but a good heart is the sun and the moon; or, rather, the sun and not the moon, for it shines bright and never changes, but keeps his course truly.

Henry V. v. 2.

An evil soul, producing holy witness, Is like a villain with a smiling cheek; A goodly apple rotten at the heart. Mer. of Ven. i: 3.

A friend i' the court is better than a penny in purse.

2 Henry VI. v. 1.

They say "a crafty knave does need

no broker."

2 Henry VI. i. 2.

A staff is quickly found to beat a


2 Henry VI. iii. 1.

A subtle traitor needs no sophister. 2 Henry VI. v. 1.

A little fire is quickly trodden out; Which, being suffered, rivers cannot


3 Henry VI. iv. 8.

An honest tale speeds best being

plainly told.

Richard III. iv. 4.

A beggar's book out-worths a noble's


Henry VIII. i. 1.

Anger is like

A full-hot horse, who being allow'd his


Self-mettle tires him.

Henry VIII. i. 1.

All hoods make not monks.

Henry VIII. iii. 1.


A stirring dwarf we do allowance give

Before a sleeping giant.

T. and C. ii. 3.

All, with one consent, praise new-born


Though they are made and moulded of things past,

And give to dust, that is a little gilt, More laud than gilt o'er-dusted.

T. and C. iii. 3.

A woman impudent and mannish grown Is not more loath'd than an effeminate


In time of action.

T. and C. iii. 3.

A plague of opinion! a man may wear it on both sides, like a leather jerkin.

T. and C. iii. 3.

A noble nature may catch a wrench.
T. of Athens, ii. 2.

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