Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shakespeare Quotations

Authority

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--
Merciful heaven!
Thou rather, with thy sharp and sulohurous  bolt,
Splitt'st the unwedgeable and gnarled oak,
Than the soft myrtle!-- O, but man, proud man!
Drest in a little brief authority--
Most ignorant of what he's most assured,
His glassy essence,--like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
As make the angles weep.

                                                                                                     Measure for Measure--II.2.

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