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Before the curing of a strong disease,

Even in the instant of repair and

health,

The fit is strongest.

K. John, iii. 4.

By bad courses may be understood

That their events can never fall out

good.

Richard II. ii. 1.

Beggars mounted run their horse to

death.

3 Henry VI. i. 4.

Blunt wedges rive hard knots.

T. and C. i. 3.

Bounty being free itself, thinks all

others so.

T. of Athens, ii. 2.

"But yet" is as a gaoler to bring forth

Some monstrous malefactor.

Ant. and Cleo. ii. 5.

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Brevity is the soul of wit,

And tediousness the limbs and out

ward flourishes.

Hamlet, ii. 2.

Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as

snow, thou shalt not escape calumny.

Hamlet, iii. 1.

Hamlet, iii. 2.

By and by is easily said.

Base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures more than

is native to them.

Othello, ii. 1.

T. Night, i. 3.

Care's an enemy to life.

Could great men thunder

As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er

be quiet;

For every pelting, petty officer

Would use his heaven for thunder.

Meas. for Meas. ii. 2.

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Civil dissension is a viperous worm,
That gnaws the bowels of the common-

wealth.

1 Hen. VI. iii. 1.

Care is no cure, but rather corrosive, For things that are not to be remedied. 1 Hen. VI. iii. 3.

Corruption wins not more than

honesty.

Henry VIII. iii. 2.

Checks and disasters

Grow in the veins of actions highest rear'd;

As knots, by the conflux of meeting

sap,

Infect the sound pine, and divert his

grain

Tortive and errant from his course of

growth.

T. and C. i. 3.

Ceremony was but devis'd at first To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow

welcomes,

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