Saturday, April 23, 2011

And now for today

It's Shakespeare's birthday, y'all!

Here are a few passages I particularly like:

And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.
A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like a toad, though ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in its head.
The worst is not
So long as we can say, "This is the worst."

Just take each quotation one by one and let it sink in. I promise: there will be benefit with them all.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Nice job on the Shakespeare quotes Ellie! Thanks.

    And my favorite one which is fairly common, though profound:

    "To thine own self be true...,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

    annie c


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